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“Worth the time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Titus Canyon

Titus Canyon
Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Canyons, Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Perhaps the most memorable thing about this Death Valley canyon is the trip you'll take to it.
Overland Park, KS
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“Worth the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Don't be scared away by the 4x4 requirements--we rolled it in a rental Toyota Highlander and never thought twice about any sections of road. While the early part of the drive is a bit boring by Death Valley standards, you'll like the last 1/2 quite a bit! Well worth your time.

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“Amazing Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The coolest drive Ive ever been on! We took a Ford Escape and had little problem making our way through the beautiful mountains. Be sure to stop at Red Pass and Leadfield Ghost Town!

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“Simply wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I decided to visit Titus canyon. We rented a jeep for the day. We read many comments that people were using their own vehicles, personally unless you have a 4x4 I would rent, the roads can get pretty tough. Plan at least a days worth of driving because their are many sights to visit in and around the canyon. Plan lots of water, pack a lunch because nothing is around.. Nothing! Take advantage in using rest erea's because they are limited. The view, the experience is amazing. We loved every minute of it. I recommend this place for sure! Just plan ahead, take a full day, bring food :) enjoy!

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Venice Beach
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“Spectacular (and tough) drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was the highlight of our visit - a 26-mile road traversing a huge variety of terrain, and all of it spectacular. It's rough - initial washboard turns to a narrow and sometimes very rocky and steep and tightly curved track, ending in a beautiful narrow canyon with very high walls. Go!

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“Never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

First let me say: Do not attempt to do this drive without a high clearance vehicle or you will leave your exhaust system in the mountains. I say this because we saw a sedan making its way through the rutted twisting mountain trail and we were shaking our heads. You don't need 4WD, only a high-clearance vehicle. We had a Chrysler Traverse Mini Van which was more than adequate. We were thinking a Jeep Wrangler without the top on would be ideal so you get a full view of everything around you. This is in Death Valley National Park, approx. 2.5 hours NW of Las Vegas. Bring bottled water and a lunch, you'll need it.

It was 2nd trip through Titus Canyon this past Sunday and I brought a friend. The first time (with family 4 years ago) we were pressed for time, so a return trip was in order. First we poked around the ghost town of Rhyolite for an hour or so. That was interesting. Heading back out of Rhyolite, look for a small sign on the right side that says Titus Canyon and points the the dirt access road. This is the trail up into the mountains and into the canyon. It's dirt, rutted, steep, and has hairpin turns and no guard rails. It's one way, so no turning back is possible. Don't do it with someone who gets sick on roller coasters because that's what it's like...minus the high speed. The scenery is spectacular. The twisting mountain trail ends at the ghost town ruins of Leadfield. Not as much to see as in Rhyolite, but good for a stop for lunch in the vehicle. Then the canyon part starts. High canyon walls line each side of the trail which drops to widths of 10 ft. at times. It looks like you could reach out the car window and touch the canyon walls at points. There are also ancient Indian petroglyphs on a big rock along the way. It's marked with a sign. We didn't stop to see it this time because there were too many people there already. Go on a weekday and you'll likely have Titus Canyon to yourself. On the 27 mile trip, you start in Nevada and end up in California. I've never had so much fun driving before! (Takes 2 to 3 hours, plus an hour in Rhyolite)

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