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Went up out of Balarat side. The falls just inside Gohler Wash is a small challenge, but it was... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2015
RezZuki
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Temecula, California
Really really they mean it only Experienced Drivers with Advanced Off Road Skill high clearance vehicles

Stunning and gorgeous but can't emphasize enough you better have a vehicle that could survive a... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
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Apr 9, 2017
“Really really they mean it only Experienced Drivers with Advanced Off Road Skill high clearance vehicles”
Mar 17, 2017
“Only high lift four wheel drive jeeps/trucks!”
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Stunning and gorgeous but can't emphasize enough you better have a vehicle that could survive a nuclear blast and keep climbing like our prerunner 87 bronco on AND a driver who is super skilled and experienced. It was thrilling going through the rock gardens on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Some big boulders in two places that you must have experience and a good spotter! Amazing views! Absolutely a must see! You can stop along the way and see the Barkers ranch where Charles Manson was captured as well as many old mines and beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank RezZuki
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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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...More

2  Thank Janet W
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...More

4  Thank BoardingPass1510
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...More

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