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Even if you don't make to the old mill, the drive is worth it.

This area of Death Valley has roads that are not maintained. Personally, I would not attempt this... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Elizabeth L
Marina del Rey, California
Missed the mill, but still worth the ride

Rode around the Skidoo area on dual sport motorcycles -- something to see around every corner and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Bushnell, Florida
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Skidoo Road, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This area of Death Valley has roads that are not maintained. Personally, I would not attempt this drive without a high car or a 4X4. The road starts out okay, but becomes rough, all dirt and narrow. Drive slowly and carefully, there is little room...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Rode around the Skidoo area on dual sport motorcycles -- something to see around every corner and up every side road. Hadn't done my research here on TA in advance, so I didn't even know about the mill -- ! D'oh. Feel like we still...More

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The drive in starts out ok but gets pretty rough and no room for cars passing. The canyon is breath taking! Old artifacts a plenty too, still standing up well! Well worth the trip!

2  Thank nsfalk
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Before I left, I printed out as much as I could find on directions to the Skidoo hammer mill. We drove up in a jeep and realized not much was marked in the area. There is a parking lot first, but it is quite far...More

4  Thank Neal45
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The place was awesome. I still remember that in the winter there were patches of snow(not much but it was there). My father said kids you can say you played in the snow in Death Valley. It was a awesome old ghost/mining time. Even my...More

1  Thank moonieswa
Reviewed 4 February 2013

If you've done all the touristy things in Death Valley, it'd be fun to take a trip down to Skidoo Ghost town. There's not much left of it but still it's a cool place to visit.

Thank Mell72
Reviewed 13 January 2013

gotta know where it is, have to walk a bit, but well worth it; most of mill intact. fences. govt has tried to stabilize.

3  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I love the Skidoo ghost town. I love it for the scenery and the alone-ness. I'm always intrigued by the metal netting covering one of the mine pits. Nice to just lumber around and investigate the area.

Thank DesertGypsy10
Reviewed 1 January 2012

My husband and I visited Death Valley over the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend. We drove out to see the Skidoo townsite in our 2008 Subaru Forester not realizing that there is nothing there to see except the informational placard. As we sat there eating lunch and...More

15  Thank LikesAGoodDeal
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