What is the best route to take to get from Stovepipe Wells to Santa Barbara? Google maps shows 190 to 395, to 14, to 5 north, to 126 to 101 and says it takes about 5 hours 15 minutes. Is this the route to take and is the time estimate realistic? Unfortunately we are doing this drive the Friday of Columbus Day weekend, and would like to avoid as much traffic as possible. What time would you recommend leaving Death Valley (Stovepipe Wells area) if we want to arrive in Santa Barbara by 5pm. We're hoping to have time to have breakfast and spend about an hour hiking Mosaic canyon before we leave.