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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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Interesting drive

When we were driving through the canyon I remarked to my husband that it felt like off-roading without actually off-roading. There is a nice road cut through the canyon with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
travelingfool49
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we were driving through the canyon I remarked to my husband that it felt like off-roading without actually off-roading. There is a nice road cut through the canyon with enough room on either side for your vehicle to pass through.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very beautiful , easy hike, might get pretty crowded, so do not go on holidays - too many tourists for my taste, love the silence and solitude...

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a one-way dirt road off of Hwy. 190, not far from Zabriski Point and Furnace Creek. The terrain is intriguing, with eroded hills a few abandoned mine shafts, and a lone rock pillar that looks "excited." For photos, try the morning or afternoon when shadows bring out details. There are vistas of the Funeral Mountains to the east.... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the canyon is unique and beautiful. The road is very narrow and rocky and wouldn't try with a vehicle with low clearance or a vehicle that is too wide, like and RV.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend this for those who do not have the vehicle to do the other canyons and racetrack area. This is a short drive that reminds one of being on another planet, but the view has little variety. The best aspect is that is conveniently located to the road and at a slow pace your car should be able to... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Another one of Death Valleys neat little fast trip areas to visit (takes about 10-15 minutes to drive). It's worth the visit and kind of neat to think that Mule Teams used to pull equipment and whatever else needed all through this terrain and climate.

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Thank Rick M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The road is easily drivable and worth doing to get in amongst the badlands. Really interesting rock formations. Story behind the name is also worth researching.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

A short drive more suited to a 4x4 but if taken slowly and carefully should be accessible to all. Stop and take in the views and capture photos. If you place yourself in them it really does look as if you're suspended in a different planet. Definitely worth exploring.

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The drive is relatively short- the road is dirt but very smooth- a great array of different formations- like everything else in park -best light for photos early morning or late afternoon

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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