Titus Canyon

Beatty, Nevada

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Perhaps the most popular backroad in Death Valley National Park. Very scenic after the first 10 miles. A few buildings remain at the Leadfield Mine. Interesting geologic rock formations and a few petroglyphs. The road is one-way east to west. Street-legal vehicles only. A well-maintained gravel road but steep and narrow in a few places. Four-wheel drive seldom necessary under dry conditions. Road is closed when rain is expected due to extreme flash-flood danger through narrowest part of Titus Canyon. May also close with winter snows.
Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)

Perhaps the most popular backroad in Death Valley National Park. Very scenic after the first 10 miles. A few buildings remain at the Leadfield Mine. Interesting geologic rock formations and a few petroglyphs.

The road is one-way east to west. Street-legal vehicles only. A well-maintained gravel road but steep and narrow in a few places. Four-wheel drive seldom necessary under dry conditions. Road is closed when rain is expected due to extreme flash-flood danger through narrowest part of Titus Canyon. May also close with winter snows.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Beatty
Distance: 26.8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours plus travel time
Season: Best late fall thru early spring
Local Contacts: Death Valley National Park
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer; Death Valley National Park map; USGS Death Valley
Topo Map: Titus Canyon Topographic Map
Guide Book: Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/8/2005

We found out that early Oct. is a great time to visit Death Valley! The park was near empty and the weather was gorgeous! Titus Canyon was beautiful, as always. We didn't run into another car or person the entire drive. The trail was pretty washboarded, but in good shape. Probably one of the best drives in Death Valley!

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