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Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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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 little drive

Easily done in a family car, takes you through the canyon with a few steep ups and downs.. Road though unsaved level and easy to drive

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
Ep0na
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another much talked about but rather disappointing area we thought, the drive is all off road and to be honest a bit touch n go with a saloon car, i wouldn't advise it for unsure drivers though we made it round in a our saloon. If unsure stick to the paved Artists Drive.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Easily done in a family car, takes you through the canyon with a few steep ups and downs.. Road though unsaved level and easy to drive

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were returning from Badwater and saw this detour (exit actually seen first). It was a great trail that was very accessible. No one was anywhere around. I wish we had had time to hike, all we got to do was drive it. While the scenery is worth the trip, the last 1/3 of the trail is exciting just to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Last time we drove this (almost 20 yrs ago) there were some old mine entrances (that have obviously been filled in) but it's still a fun drive - if you don't have big expectations. Just enjoy the scenery. Toward the end of the Mule Team Drive there's an opportunity to pull out, and climb up for some great views.

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Thank rollngstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This was interesting - we did not spend a lot of time there - we drove thru and got the history of the area

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A short but revealing drive - easy in a SUV - through a yellow landscape. Shows how hard the terrain could be in the old days (even if it was not actually used by the mule trains).

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Well worth the detour. Any car can go through it even if it is unpaved. Best time is mid morning when you still have some shadows giving some depth to the bad lands. Best spot is towards the end of the road before it turns left back towards the main road. You can go up some hills and get great... More 

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Thank danielb79
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Long curvy drive. Were hoping to see the canyon, but it is no actual canyon there. Just road between hills.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Very interesting drive, and worth stopping once or twice. When you look at the washes it can seem like there is nothing there but by walking even a few feet you can see that there are many signs of life (such as plants) as well as unusual rocks. I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would.

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Carefree, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Road is dirt and there are some narrow passages. SUV and high carriage recommended. Interesting environment, stark...

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