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Death Valley National Park: Highways, Backroads & Trails:

Backcountry Roads

Route #1


This road traverses east up a gravel wash. After passing through the 400' deep ...

Route #2

Echo Canyon

The road tends to have deep gravel and is quite rocky 3 miles from the highway. ...

Route #3

Chloride City

One of the earliest sites of mining in Death Valley ...

Route #4

Titus Canyon

This popular road is ONE-WAY from east to west. ...

Route #5

Phinney Canyon

From the pass there are views of the Grapevine Mountains ...

Route #6

The Racetrack

A dry lakebed famous for its “moving rocks." ...

Route #7

Hunter Mountain and Hidden Valley

From Teakettle Junction the road becomes rougher. ...

Route #8

Saline Valley

One of the most remote locations in California, ...

Route #9

Cottonwood and Marble Canyons

The road drops into the wash and becomes rocky and rough. ...

Route #10

Tucki Mine Road

After following along the base of the mountains ...

Route #11

Trail Canyon

This road leads to a spring ...

Route #12

Hanaupah Canyon

It climbs the huge alluvial fan before ...

Route #13

Johnson Canyon

Beyond the end of the road a 2 mile hike leads up the canyon to ...

Route #14

Butte Valley via Warm Springs Canyon

This road follows Warm Springs Canyon past ...

Route #15

Greenwater Valley

This road follows the length of this ...

Route #16

West Side Road

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About Backcountry Roads

  • A vehicle with high-clearance will be necessary for all of the roads described, but four wheel-drive may also be required on some of the rougher roads. Inquire at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center or other ranger stations for additional information and current road conditions.

  • Please stay on established roads and respect wilderness closures.

  • Do not remove or disturb any cultural or natural features in the park.

  • Be sure to carry plenty of water; never rely on backcountry water sources.

  • Backcountry camping is restricted to certain areas, please check in at the visitor center before planning an overnight trip and fill out a free Backcountry Camping Permit.

  • Travel and camp using "Leave No Trace" principles.
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