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Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley...
Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley National Park. Runs from Saline Valley to Racetrack Plaza.
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Hardly a road...

To call this a "road" is, well, far wide of the mark! You have to haves 4*4 to make this one. You will not make it in a car, I tried! Even a rent won't make it!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Andy-WSM
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WSM, United Kingdom.
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WSM, United Kingdom.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

To call this a "road" is, well, far wide of the mark! You have to haves 4*4 to make this one. You will not make it in a car, I tried! Even a rent won't make it!

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I just drove Lipp down from racetrack in a stock Rubicon on 4/26/15. I've driven many back country Death Valley Roads. This road is one or two storms from complete closure. I knew it was hairy and we did get down safely, obviously, but there is ZERO room for error. Zero. That means one slight mistake at some turns and... More 

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Fullerton, California
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515 reviews 515 reviews
206 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This seems to be a nice easy 4WD road but if you continue up the mountain over to the racetrack and into DV...it gets really technical. The road is also washed out in areas where you need to hug the mountain...so wide vehicles would not be a good idea even with 4WD. The drive was long but worth it, especially... More 

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West London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Address: Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park  >  Death Valley Junction

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