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 the damages it was too late to return as the SUV was not prepared for turning and climbing. We had to go down and it took us nearly 4 hours to cover 10 km distance. We had to build stone ramps, etc but it was the best part of our visit to USA. My recommendation is – rent good, high clearance 4x4 for this road as SUV may not be enough. We are rather experienced off-road drivers so we have done it with DODGE but on our way I was often calculating what would be a cost of this experience if the car is stack. Rain in Death Valley changes everything :)
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