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We rented a Jeep from Farabee’s Jeep Rentals in Furnace Creek. Armed with water (they provided the water, ice and cooler), maps and a Spot GPS tracker we hit the road. We were instructed to drive 25 mph, but we didn’t dare go that fast...More
This is a fantastic off road tour of and one of my favorites other than artists drive. It's kind of a big tour because it takes an hour to even get there from the hotels and you should precede it with the ghost town Rhyolite...More
If you have high-clearance 4x4, Titus is a must. We left Death Valley at sun-up; and there were still lots of shadows in the valleys. We surprised two rams before Red Pass. I spotted a ewe and lamb down from Klare Spring. No 4x4? You...More
Our first "off road" experience was the winding one-way gravel path through Titus Canyon. Midway through the canyon, we encountered the short-lived mining town of Leadville. Witnessing the canyon's geological diversity was a jaw-dropping experience.
You do not want to get stuck in a location...More
I hate to say it, but it was barely worth the time and hassle. It's a long drive made longer by the first half. That first half seemed to have little you couldn't see elsewhere. As for the rest, if your concerned about your car,...More
Drove through Titus canyon last week in a Subaru. As all other reviews mention you do not want to do this in a sedan, hell next time I would just rent a Jeep. Although I was going 10-15mph this guy in a sedan passed me,...More
Did the 3 hour trip in the morning. Lighting was great. Did the trip in a Nissan Rouge. Vehicle did fine on the rough sections. Not sure you would make it in a standard passenger car due to ground clearance but you don't need a...More
We took the road coming from Beatty, It is one way but the first part no return and dangerous, need to drive a 4x4 and Not too large vehicle (no campers) once you reach the ghost town all will be perfect the drive inside the...More
This is a 1-way rough dirt/gravel Jeep trail that starts off slowly but then winds up into the mountains with stunning views and side hikes. We passed several old mines, some marked, some not. Exciting adrenaline, at times, drive. Towards the end, you drive through...More
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I agree with the above. The tricky areas are narrow, and the road would be a challenge with a extra large SUV. However, there are Full Size 4X4 Trucks that go through there all the time (some with stock truck tires). If... More
I agree with the above. The tricky areas are narrow, and the road would be a challenge with a extra large SUV. However, there are Full Size 4X4 Trucks that go through there all the time (some with stock truck tires). If you have the right tires and experience driving the Escalade off road, as well as manage your speed, you should be able to make it. In June?... Follow the weather forecast daily, and Check the Death Valley (National Park Service) website for what to prepare for in the summer months. And check for road closures due to rain.
A numbert of the earlier answers are wrong! This dirt road is mostly a narrow one way twisting road, running from EAST to WEST, with its starting point at a small sign along Rte 374 (not far west of the Rhyolite ghost town... More
A numbert of the earlier answers are wrong! This dirt road is mostly a narrow one way twisting road, running from EAST to WEST, with its starting point at a small sign along Rte 374 (not far west of the Rhyolite ghost town) in NV.
Please pick up at least the free park map and check with rangers beforehand for the current road conditions. Take lots of water. A high clearance all-wheel drive vehicle will help ensure that you don't get stuck or tear up the underside of your car. Properly prepared, you will be rewarded with a wonderful side trip in Death Valley!
San Francisco to Death Valley and back - how many days? (12 Replies)
In mid January I'll be in San Francisco and have 4 days to kill. I want to visit Death Valley. One of the things I want to do is drive through Titus Canyon - I'm thinking it would be good to stay in Beatty the first night. Looking at Google Maps its about a 10.5 hour drive. Is the drive Is this doable in one day? Which way is more scenic - INTERSTATE 5 through California or taking US 95 through Nevada? I know 4 days isn't a lot of time and it will take a day to get there and back leaving...More
December 27, 2009|
I looooove Death Valley, but frankly, I think if you have 4 days to spend and need to return to San Francisco, there are better uses for this time. You already know that it is a full day's drive each way. It is possible to get to Beatty in a day using 95, which is scenic and has only a few towns, but it will be a very long day. You'll have to go through Tahoe because the central Sierra passes are closed for winter, and the trip will be about 500 miles. You may encounter winter weather on...More
San Jose, California, United States
DVNP Thanksgiving weekend Trip plan help (7 Replies)
Hello All, My wife and I are visiting DVNP next weekend, reaching LV on Wed (Nov 27) at 1130pm and leaving LAS at 930pm on Nov 30. Here is our tentative plan. Nov 27: Spend the night close to LV airport. Nov 28: Day 1: LV -> Dante’s View -> Zabriskie Point -> Visitor's Center ->Devils Golf Course (Currently Closed) -> Badwater -> Artist’s Drive -> Golden Canyon -> Ranch at Furnace Creek (Have reservations). Prob drive to Zabriskie Point for sunset. Nov 29:...More
November 24, 2013|
Looks good. For your first day, I presume you’re coming in from Pahrump. Be sure to take Bell Vista Road in Pahrump, NOT the major left turn marked for Hwy 372 and Death Valley. That will add some miles; go past it about 4 miles to Bell Vista, which becomes Stateline Road to Death Valley Junction. It is the Dante’s View Road that is currently closed, not Devil’s Golf Course. You can go up to Dante’s View (if it's open) even if you have not yet paid the park entrance fee, which you can...More
San Diego, California
One day in February (9 Replies)
Hello experts! :) I have the possibility to spend 2 nights/1 day in Death Valley in February. It would be our first visit. I'm driving in from Ridgecrest, CA on Sunday afternoon. I'd want to check out and drive home (San Diego county, 6 hours) on Tuesday. I'm thinking of staying in Beatty at the Stagecoach. That would allow us to cross the park on Sunday afternoon. Then I'm thinking of doing the Titus Canyon drive on Monday, and returning to the Stagecoach that evening. Then...More
September 28, 2016|
Since your trip is not for a few months, I’m going to mull it over a little and may suggest some tweaks to the overall itinerary. If you are not tied to the idea of staying at the Stagecoach, you might be able to do less backtracking, and shorten some of your travel distances. Of course, that would mean making a solid decision soon about where to stay, because lodging reservations in the Death Valley area are advisable in February. Also, if you are not tied to entering from Ridgecrest,...More