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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of...

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.

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You feel like you are in outer space! It is a great drive!!! If you get time, get out and take some photos!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You feel like you are in outer space! It is a great drive!!! If you get time, get out and take some photos!

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Groveland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little side road was awesome! It is smoother than any of the many dirt roads I drove to access various trail heads for hikes. It is short, you can traverse it in less than 30 minutes including time for stops and photos. It is really interesting, unique, special. Just off of Highway 190 a little east of Zabriskie Point,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met a local golfer named Scotty that drove us up through Twenty Mule Team Canyon for n his Humvee. It is like another world and beautiful. Well worth the visit.

Thank Bigredmachine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 3 mile loop is definitely worth it - It is so desolate - not a plant in site and the topography is beautiful shades of white, beige, brown and red. We truly felt like this is what the planet Mars is like. My daughter felt like she was on the set of a Star Wars Movie. We loved it!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are short on things to do, take this drive through the canyon. It is mildly interesting, but no where near a drive through any part of Arches Natl Prk or MOnument Valley.

Thank cbellehu
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a short drive, but the topography and colors change drastically from the road, so it is really worth a little detour. Suddenly the hills turn golden/tan and look like sculpted sandstone,but i think are not. The shapes , all rounded, are intriguing, we stopped many times. It is one way and although gravel, is pretty easy drive.

Thank tak309
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A 4WD is necessary to drive through Twenty Mule Canyon, but the road isn't difficult. The hills are really interesting to see and climb on. Star wars was also filmed in this area.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a 1 way unpaved road with everything that I described above. At one point there is an opportunity to pull over and explore, you really should. Great opportunity for climbing to higher points and great photos ops.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a one-way in and follow the road to the out. Wonderful sights to see, use care for very sharp down in one area. Well worth your time to find and see. High clearance vehicle will help you see and drive better. Do not go during rain because the road uses areas that may flood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

After Dante's View this was our second stop for our day trip through Death Valley, just before Zabriskie Point heading North on the 190. It is definitely worth the one way 3 mile road off the highway, you feel like you're driving on another planet! At the end you arrive back on the 190 just a mile or so South... More 

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