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Death Valley National Park:
Butte Valley via Warm Springs CanyonRoute #14
high-clearance first 10 miles to talc mines; 4x4 required beyond
21 miles to Butte Valley
West Side Road, 2.9 miles from southern end
yes, after first 2 miles
This road follows Warm Springs Canyon past several talc mines before leading into scenic Butte Valley, at an elevation of 4500'. A rough road leads out of the park over Mengle Pass and into Panamint Valley to the west via Goler Wash (4x4 required).
Butte Valley Points of InterestGeology
Butte Valley GeologyThe bedrock geology of the Precambrian rocks of the Warm Springs area gives way to Jurassic quartz monzonite ...
Warm Springs Talc MinesThe Warm Springs talc mines are the most recently active talc mines in the area and were a major ...
Panamint RangeThis subsection comprises the Panamint Mountains, which are between Panamint Valley and Death Valley. ...