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Lippincott Mine Road

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley National Park. Runs from Saline Valley to Racetrack Plaza.
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West London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We travelled along this road on a recent visit to Death Valley. The 10 miles or so leading up to it are very easy, and give the impression its all like that. One of the other posts has a video from April 13, the road has now altered and we had to turn back for safety. The ruts and pot... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was in Death Valley in mid-April of 2013 and had a great time driving the Lippincott Mine Road. I posted a video of the road condition on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT7SYaUX7M The Saline Valley Road did still have the road closed sign up, but I ignored it. The road does seem to be deteriorating and I'm sure the NPS is glad... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

always 4x4, always short wheel base - there are some very skinny spots caused by last summer's rains; very rough. best going down. sharp curves. not for the timid.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

And tough. Hard to get to and a true test of man and machine. No small task. Way out in the middle of Hell and a lonely place to be broken down and alone. Take heed of warnings.

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Poland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We traveled this road downhill at night 2 days after massive rainfall in late August. It was rather challenging. We used SUV Dodge Nitro that was not fit for such a road. The rain moved a lot of big rocks on the road and created deep rifts (up to 0.5m) not to mention ripped “roadside”. When we saw all of... More

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Death Valley National Park, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

This is a great OHV trail with amazing views. Start at the Race track side if the trail to maximize your views. This trail is fondly refered to as a goat trail because it is a narrow shelf road and can have washouts during rainy weather. Passing is impossible in some sections of the road. That said it is a... More

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Pine Mountain Club
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

GREAT 4wd trail....."road" does not apply...but the climb is awesome. A must-do for anybody with a patient spotter and a desire to see the Racetrack, without a desire for a round-trip on Hunter Mtn Road. We did it in a new Jeep Rubicon with no issues.....only one challenging section of rocks; wish we would have known what was ahead after... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2002

I'd never heard of Lippincott Mine Road 'till about three nights ago...After a side trip to The Racetrack, I decided to exit Death Valley by continuing south. See, the map I had showed the exit as the "Ubehebe Road." Confused by the discrepancy, I headed down in my Toyota Tundra. While I didn't have any near-death experiences, the road is... More

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