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I've dreamed about getting a photo on a road like this! Utterly straight and miles and miles long... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
sebastien f
Sutton, United Kingdom
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Whoa! Think I read the map wrong.

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
El Segundo, California
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Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley National Park. Runs from Saline Valley to Racetrack Plaza.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I've dreamed about getting a photo on a road like this! Utterly straight and miles and miles long ! A photographers dream. Do it and get a great shot !

Thank sebastien f
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We drove without any concerns, and decided to leave by going south, and save a hundred miles. Saw the sign warning of "high clearance 4x4 vehicles only" but my...More

3  Thank dukehingley
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The road starts after the Racetrack (where you can find the moving rocks) and is well indicated. The first part is easy, if you drive a Wrangler. Unfortunately, I was driving a Pathfinder and I had some problems in passing a couple of difficult points....More

Thank DanDGiusto
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This road is very hard to negotiate except by 4 x 4. Bring pick axe, shovel, some boards for ramps, lots of water, spare tires, and survival gear. This road leads from Race Track Playa to the other side of Death Valley near 395. A...More

Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We went down this road on Feb, 2015 On full size 4x4 trucks, need high clearance and yes, in some areas the road is eroded but we were able to make it by hugging the hill a little. One scary part is a flat slick...More

2  Thank 321ErnestoH
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Can't believe people actually think this is a good short cut to the Race Track. It's an extremely difficult jeep trail only for an experienced driver in a high clearance vehicle. Trail can change and become impassable after a good rain, enter at ones own...More

2  Thank Pjveetwin
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

My husband planned a trip to see the sailing rocks and did some research prior to our trip..not one mention of this road.....gps is not the best out there in this area. We followed a map and ended up...going up lippincott road...going up there was...More

2  Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

To call this a "road" is, well, far wide of the mark! You have to haves 4*4 to make this one. You will not make it in a car, I tried! Even a rent won't make it!

1  Thank Andy-WSM
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I just drove Lipp down from racetrack in a stock Rubicon on 4/26/15. I've driven many back country Death Valley Roads. This road is one or two storms from complete closure. I knew it was hairy and we did get down safely, obviously, but there...More

3  Thank Joshuacr
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

This seems to be a nice easy 4WD road but if you continue up the mountain over to the racetrack and into DV...it gets really technical. The road is also washed out in areas where you need to hug the mountain...so wide vehicles would not...More

4  Thank Stacey M
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