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“dirt road”(28 reviews)
“zabriskie point”(19 reviews)
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A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 2.5 mi dirt road is running parallel to the national road almost immediately after Zabriskie Point. It's a quite simple drive, fully immersed in the canyon with fantastic views on the badlands that you can admire from Zabriskie point. There are a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to see the bottom of the canyon. The road was easy to travel we did see cars on the road. We had no issues with a jeep.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful drive through the canyon that you can see part of from Zabriskis point. Allow about 20 to drive through the canyons. It is a one way dirt road that is well maintained with areas to pull over and take pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garymariea
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Even small car can make a drive in sand/gravel road. It gives different perspective to view from Zabriskie point.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This 2.8 miles circuit is amazing, narrow ( medium size vehicles no campers) you feel in a very peaceful, earth colorfully place, the colors are similar to the ones on Zabriskie point but you are driving inside the path. I really loved it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank veronicae772
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This was one of the surprise locations we passed through during our visit. The formations and rocks were stunning. Just awesome. Sadly, there are no pull overs for photos that we could find. This may be a result of the recent rains. We were a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Don3rdSE
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is an easy drive on a dirt road through a canyon near Zabriskie Point. It curves through a couple of miles of hills and arroyos twisted and uplifted by geological forces. Well worth the side trip. Can be driven in a regular car.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cary L
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Low priority place to visit but a nice drive if u have time. One way road passable with a regular car, slow drive to enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

My kids actually pointed this trail out to me. We drove down it and it was nice. Easy drive. 4x4 not required.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lawnman11
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This is a 1 way drive through some amazingly unique land formations. (A favorite spot for photographers.) Many people often rent Jeeps to travel through here--it is not necessary, but with many of the roads in Death Valley, RV's are usually not able to make...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kate F
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I’d say anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour if you make stops. We drove really slowly but never really stopped for an extended time and it probably took 30 minutes. Take lots and lots of water and make sure your vehicle... More
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