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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Shira S
Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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Washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Frankly, I'm surprised by some of the reviews of this short 3 mile excursion. I enjoyed it because most people just park along the highway and stand in front of the formations and take pictures. I think it's the adventure who is willing to get her car dirty (gasp!) That finds the true treasures in Death valley- and this is... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

South of Furnace Creek, this was as close as we came to exciting on the touted features. Although one review said it was ok for a Prius but not for an RV, there were some sizable holes in the unpaved road and some turns inappropriate for an RV. The drive was through a colorful canyon and was one of my... More 

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Road narrow, bumpy and areas of pot holes/wash-outs. Can be done with non-4 wheel drive vehicle, but your shocks and wheel alignment may not be happy afterwards! Didn't really see much different than we did from the paved road and from other areas (like at Zabriski point looking back towards this area.). Also, if the vehicle in front of you... More 

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San Jose, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a very slow, windy drive in your car. You'd better have all wheel drive if you want to do this. You can see much more in the other attractions. Skip this one, it was not worth my 20 minutes. My wife on the other hand thought it was cool, but you'll frankly get more elsewhere.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

When we were driving through the canyon I remarked to my husband that it felt like off-roading without actually off-roading. There is a nice road cut through the canyon with enough room on either side for your vehicle to pass through.

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