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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of...

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.

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Nice views, great pictures

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Fortuna, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Rhonda L
Jackson Hole, WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 if your car has low clearance. It is a TIGHT ONE LANE road. There were... More 

Thank dkudu
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Groveland, California
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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 really interesting, unique, special. Just off of Highway 190 a little east of Zabriskie Point,... More 

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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
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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 felt like she was on the set of a Star Wars Movie. We loved it!

Thank Dodge1616
Memphis, Tennessee
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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.

Thank cbellehu
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

This is a short drive, but the topography and colors change drastically from the road, so it is really worth a little detour. Suddenly the hills turn golden/tan and look like sculpted sandstone,but i think are not. The shapes , all rounded, are intriguing, we stopped many times. It is one way and although gravel, is pretty easy drive.

Thank tak309
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

A 4WD is necessary to drive through Twenty Mule Canyon, but the road isn't difficult. The hills are really interesting to see and climb on. Star wars was also filmed in this area.

Thank Shira S

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