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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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At 4,328 feet, this pass is offers a prime view of the valley to the east.

At 4,328 feet, this pass is offers a prime view of the valley to the east.

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Great Ride on 1/9/15

Went up out of Balarat side. The falls just inside Gohler Wash is a small challenge, but it was easy in my Suzuki Samurai without lockers. We got a little lost just after the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2015
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Temecula, California

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Mengel Pass is the south exit or entrance to Butte Valley. The pass is another wonderful backcountry route in Death Valley. I was pulling an offroad trailer which made the few technical sections a little more interesting. I camped near Striped Butte and the views were spectacular. Again the history is just as it sould be in Death Valley with... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went up out of Balarat side. The falls just inside Gohler Wash is a small challenge, but it was easy in my Suzuki Samurai without lockers. We got a little lost just after the DVNP boundary, the road had several forks that went nowhere. Once back on track we were challenged by 2 moderate difficult short rock garden sections. After... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Took two trips through Mengel Pass this year.. It's that much fun. Rent a jeep from Farrabee's and enter from the Ballarat side. Make sure you stop and talk to the colorful character there... The trip takes around 8-9 hours so bring lunch...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Named for Carl Mengle, who's grave is up there - this is the pass from Goler Wash to Death Valley - but it is steep, very rocky on both sides, and requires serious 4x4, lockers best, don't go alone! bad, bad road (which is what makes it a fun challenge!)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2004

Mengel pass is interesting in the daytime. Try it at night sometime. We came up Goler Wash, entering it around midnight, and arrived at Mengel's stone pilar where his ashes are burried, at 4 a.m.. Coming back two days later during the day was quite an eyeopener. We just had to see what we had missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2003

Drove from Windgate road in Paniment to Westside road in Death Valley in May of 2003. The entrance to Goler from the west has one rock climb that requires a bit of forethought. From the Goler Narrows to Mengel Pass things are great as are the wildflowers and cactus. Coming down from Mengel you will come to 3 rough spots... More 

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