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“Amazing Drive”
Review of Titus Canyon

Titus Canyon
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Owner description: Perhaps the most memorable thing about this Death Valley canyon is the trip you'll take to it.
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Drive”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The coolest drive Ive ever been on! We took a Ford Escape and had little problem making our way through the beautiful mountains. Be sure to stop at Red Pass and Leadfield Ghost Town!

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Simply wow!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit Titus canyon. We rented a jeep for the day. We read many comments that people were using their own vehicles, personally unless you have a 4x4 I would rent, the roads can get pretty tough. Plan at least a days worth of driving because their are many sights to visit in and around the canyon. Plan lots of water, pack a lunch because nothing is around.. Nothing! Take advantage in using rest erea's because they are limited. The view, the experience is amazing. We loved every minute of it. I recommend this place for sure! Just plan ahead, take a full day, bring food :) enjoy!

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Venice Beach
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Spectacular (and tough) drive”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was the highlight of our visit - a 26-mile road traversing a huge variety of terrain, and all of it spectacular. It's rough - initial washboard turns to a narrow and sometimes very rocky and steep and tightly curved track, ending in a beautiful narrow canyon with very high walls. Go!

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

First let me say: Do not attempt to do this drive without a high clearance vehicle or you will leave your exhaust system in the mountains. I say this because we saw a sedan making its way through the rutted twisting mountain trail and we were shaking our heads. You don't need 4WD, only a high-clearance vehicle. We had a Chrysler Traverse Mini Van which was more than adequate. We were thinking a Jeep Wrangler without the top on would be ideal so you get a full view of everything around you. This is in Death Valley National Park, approx. 2.5 hours NW of Las Vegas. Bring bottled water and a lunch, you'll need it.

It was 2nd trip through Titus Canyon this past Sunday and I brought a friend. The first time (with family 4 years ago) we were pressed for time, so a return trip was in order. First we poked around the ghost town of Rhyolite for an hour or so. That was interesting. Heading back out of Rhyolite, look for a small sign on the right side that says Titus Canyon and points the the dirt access road. This is the trail up into the mountains and into the canyon. It's dirt, rutted, steep, and has hairpin turns and no guard rails. It's one way, so no turning back is possible. Don't do it with someone who gets sick on roller coasters because that's what it's like...minus the high speed. The scenery is spectacular. The twisting mountain trail ends at the ghost town ruins of Leadfield. Not as much to see as in Rhyolite, but good for a stop for lunch in the vehicle. Then the canyon part starts. High canyon walls line each side of the trail which drops to widths of 10 ft. at times. It looks like you could reach out the car window and touch the canyon walls at points. There are also ancient Indian petroglyphs on a big rock along the way. It's marked with a sign. We didn't stop to see it this time because there were too many people there already. Go on a weekday and you'll likely have Titus Canyon to yourself. On the 27 mile trip, you start in Nevada and end up in California. I've never had so much fun driving before! (Takes 2 to 3 hours, plus an hour in Rhyolite)

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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245 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best Scenic Drive Ever”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The variety of scenery on this drive is amazing. There is more types of geology and terrain jammed into this 27 mile drive than any other scenic drive I've taken. Each turn offers a new vista. You can't race though and that helps give time to drink in the diversity. We got out of the car and did a little exploring and were rewarded for our efforts. However, this is one drive that can give a full experience to someone who is not up to hiking. You will need a high clearance vehicle, the one way gravel road is a bit of an adventure in itself. It's rough, windy and narrow in spots. Tip-go during the week at a time when there will be fewer other cars,

Visited January 2013
Thank 662marc
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