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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Owner description: A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Owner description: A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Avon, Ohio
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721 reviews 721 reviews
473 attraction reviews
981 helpful votes 981 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A 2.7 mile (4.3k), one-way, dirt road winds through Twenty Mule Team Canyon which is an area of barren, buff-yellow mudstone badlands that rise above both sides of the road and transports one to another world for a short period of time. The well worthwhile drive is accessible to all passenger vehicles except busses, RV’s and trailers but is very... More 

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chicago, illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We drove the canyon this morning as we were leaving. it is a one way loop that can be easily accomplished in a CRV type car. There were fascinating rock forms and colors and signs warning to stay away from the old mines.

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Page, AZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice ride into the back country that can be done in ANY car. It gives you an experience to remember that could be a highlight to your trip.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We rented a campervan in Las Vegas (it was amazingly comfortable & came fully equipped) & had a great time hiking in Death Valley plus an all day trip outside the park to Death Valley Junction/Amargosa Opera House, Shosone (Crawdad restaurant, where we returned for Thanksgiving), Tecopa Hot Springs for great soaking (& interesting company of all the Koreans who... More 

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Redding, CT, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Loved this. A fairly short drive (compared to Titus Canyon) but fantastic. Best done in a car with some clearance - like a 4x4.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This one way road is full of photo ops of fantastic geological formations, however don't try this in a RV. The road gets really tight in spots.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A nice and relaxing drive from the vegas strip. The valley is a great place to visit. Bring lots of water. Interesting hiking trails. Enjoy a day of spectacular views. The solitude is awesome.

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Louisville, KY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Within a 5-minute walk from the car, you feel like you are truly in the middle of nowhere. I followed the wash up the area and tried envisioning the 20 mule teams carrying tons of the borax product out - incredible.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

all I would say is wow. one of the must to do. the variety of scenery in a short distance is spectacular. loads of wild life. its a must

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a well graded dirt road that takes you right thru eroded hills. We found the ravines, hills, and views stunning....the best part is you drive right thru it. Worth driving thru!

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