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“What a wondrous First View”
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.
Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you enter from the Nevada entrance, the many views are spectacular. But don't forget to put your car in 'low gear'

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Ok, it's not as popular as other areas in Death Valley, but that's not just. We drove through (one way only!!! Entrance near Beatty) during late afternoon (3-5 pm) and found particularly the mountain road towards Titus Canyon exceptionally beautiful, with an enormous palette of different and bright colors. The total picture is just amazing. One piece of advice, along your way you'll find hundreds of abandoned mines, all sealed off. Don't get tempted by gaining access, as they contain dangerous snakes and giant spiders near the cool entrance. Also they appear to be very unstable and some even contain unexploded and unstable dynamite inside, according park rangers. I have found one forced entrance and reported it to the rangers, who had to call the Law as I had to file an official report (they take trespassing very seriously, and not without a reason).

The main mine entrance at the ghost town Leadfield, just prior to entering Titus Canyon, had a motion detection camera inside for observation of bats. Poor animals, I came a bit to close (within a few feet) to the entrance and woke them up.

Piece of advise, do this road with a high clearance vehicle and preferably 4x4.

2  Thank Radarlove
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

After visiting the ghost town of Rhyolite we went through Titus Canyon to enter into Death Valley. I would consider this an integral part of the Death Valley experience. If your driving a car just make sure your spare is in good shape. We stopped and helped some Asian folk in a rented suv who had a flat before they even got into the canyon area. Easy road for you adventure motorcyclists.

1  Thank A P
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just a 5-7 min (2 miles of dirt road) drive from Stove Pipe Wells, up the road. If you like to hike you may just wanna hike the way up to where it starts (at the parking area) just before the entry pass. Make sure to bring good hiking shoes and plenty of water + camera. The trail goes a long way. As you are in the desert, the best time to go is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, to avoid heat. You will find that the geology is amazing, with both wavely smooth and rough stones formed by nature. If you pour water on the moazaic mountain you will see a great play of colours.

1  Thank amaze79
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

It's a one way dirt road & we made it fine in our high clearance vehicle. We saw all kinds of different vehicles including rentals that were not high clearance. The photo ops are incredible & there are places to pull off the road because there is no room to pass. Crazy to think about the old days & mining in such terrain but they did!

1  Thank Shelley S
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