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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA
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A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mule team” (24 reviews)
“dirt road” (23 reviews)
Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for the entrance but it's not well marked and we almost missed it. Glad we didn't! We were a bit hesitant when we turned into it and saw the long dirt path ahead. We were in a rented Dodge Caravan. But we...More

1  Thank DAWN H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This one way dirt road comes off Rt. 190 just before Zabriskie point (going towards Furnace creek). We had the entire road to ourself. Although we had an SUV, I think this road should be navigable with a regular car if it is dry (360...More

1  Thank PeripateticAV
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Quick drive with nice views. Good photo ops. We drove around the winding road and stopped frequently for pictures. It's a short one-way drive, no hiking.

1  Thank NZ17TM18
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Took this loop in my 2016 Elantra wasn't so sure about that choice a couple of times. No damage but sure would have felt better in a higher clearance vehicle. With that said awesome views and fun ride. Gave my new driver an experience.

1  Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed April 15, 2017

On ANY road in Death Valley where trailers are not recommended--THE PARK IS RIGHT, PAY ATTENTION. We took this road not having a clue what we were getting into. It is not paved which is not a problem if it isn't wet. DO NOT drive...More

1  Thank dkudu
Reviewed March 23, 2017

You feel like you are in outer space! It is a great drive!!! If you get time, get out and take some photos!

Thank Dale987
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This little side road was awesome! It is smoother than any of the many dirt roads I drove to access various trail heads for hikes. It is short, you can traverse it in less than 30 minutes including time for stops and photos. It is...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We met a local golfer named Scotty that drove us up through Twenty Mule Team Canyon for n his Humvee. It is like another world and beautiful. Well worth the visit.

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This 3 mile loop is definitely worth it - It is so desolate - not a plant in site and the topography is beautiful shades of white, beige, brown and red. We truly felt like this is what the planet Mars is like. My daughter...More

Thank Dodge1616
Reviewed February 27, 2017

If you are short on things to do, take this drive through the canyon. It is mildly interesting, but no where near a drive through any part of Arches Natl Prk or MOnument Valley.

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