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Address: Death Valley National Park, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2331
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Unusual desert area where rocks move from place to place, but the actual...

Unusual desert area where rocks move from place to place, but the actual movements have never been observed by humans.

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Long drive but worth it

Very long drive to this and you must have a 4x4. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel and lots and lots of liquids. But its an amazing view once you get there. Of rocks with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It rained 3 days prior to our arrival, which made for colourful scenery, but it also causes flash flooding. When arrived at the off road to "The RaceTrack' we found it was closed due to local flooding. It would have been nice to see some signs in town as we were leaving

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UK Somewhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very long drive to this and you must have a 4x4. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel and lots and lots of liquids. But its an amazing view once you get there. Of rocks with tracks that have moved themselves. Great for photographers..

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Originally on our six day adventure, we started out with four jeeps and one was grounded due to steering issues. A second had already taken a stick to the rear tire in a freak situation and was already down to the spare tire. So we made this trip knowing that the road to the Racetrack is notorious for flattening tires... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The playa was fantastic and if you can make it out there, you should. It took most of the day up for us because of the road. The road is probably the worst thing possible for this place. We drive a Jeep Wrangler and spent lots of time off road but this was absolutely the worst road ever. It's 100%... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is an arduous drive from Ubehebe Crater through Tea Kettle Junction. About 20 plus miles of gravel and dirt roads. It can be done with a 2 wheel vehicle but drive slow and careful. A couple flat tires out here can cost thousands if you need a tow. Once out there you have to drive past the berms to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We made the trip out to the Racetrack in a Ford F-150 FX4. We had no issues. The road is certainly rough mainly due to wash boarding but it is no where near the worse road this truck has been on. People disappoint me. Unfortunate you can see where people have driven their vehicles out on the playa of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

There are a few smaller rocks left. You can stop at the first middle section as you drive to it, but there are no rocks there, you need to keep driving to the south of the racetrack to see the rocks. The 'paths' that the rocks have walked aren't as clear as the pictures make out to be, but still... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

First off, I recommend anyone doing this if they have a 4x4 or AWD vehicle and a full size spare tire(s). I would also recommend you fill your gas tank up as well before driving out there. I actually stayed in Pahrump and filled up at the gas station that's on the road to Death Valley and made sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Going to the Racetrack in not for everyone. It is a long difficult road. You don't need 4-wheel drive or high clearance, but it wouldn't hurt. The trip takes much longer than you might expect because of the quality of the road. That being said, if you have the time and the right vehicle, I really recommend this trip. The... More 

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Bratislava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There are still rocks to see and traces are still there. This place definitely worth visiting, but make sure that your car has a spare tire and that you'd be able to replace a flat tire in case of bad luck. I've been there three times, one time on a sedan, two times on regular SUVs, it was good so... More 

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