We will be driving from 29 Palms to visit Calico Ghost Town and then to Death Valley. We live in London and treat this trip as an adventure, however, we would like to drive safely and smoothly.
Is it better to go via CA-247 or a small road to Ludlow and join Highway 40? My husband is the only person who will be driving so he does not want to be too tired. Is spending 2 hrs in the Ghost Town enough? We want to get to Furnace Creek an hour before sunset, what is the best time to leave the Ghost Town? Is there any eateries or somewhere nice to stop and rest on the way from there to Death Valley? Can you recommend us somewhere for lunch? What is the weather like now in the area? What do we need to be cautious about in the road?
Your information is much appreciated.