We rented a Farabee Jeep, near the Furnace Creek Inn, and started our journey by leaving the park on a paved road and entering back in on a dirt road before Beatty. It's a relatively flat road at first, with lots o' washboarding. Rather rattles the bones if you're not used to dirt roads.
When you start going downhill, you start seeing more color. The best area is just before Red Pass. Next up is Leadfield. It's a ghost town of about three metal buildings and a mine that you can see into, but cannot enter. I think next time we'll check out Rhyolite.
Near the end, the rock walls get higher and the road, narrower. I believe this is the actual Titus Canyon, not everything previous. Watch out for hikers as you go around the curves. The last leg is a two way road, emptying into a parking lot (with a bathroom) and then back to the paved road inside Death Valley National Park.
Some of the people posting here say you don't need to go to Farabee--any SUV will do. I can agree with that, but question whether or not you want to take your SUV through it. I wouldn't recommend a car, yours or a rental. It's a rough and dusty road inside this national park of little rain. Plan ahead and take lots of water if it's hot.
The trip takes about 2-2.5 hours. I'm glad we did it, but don't think I need to traverse it twice. So many other sites to see in Death Valley.
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