Titus Canyon Narrows

Death Valley, California 92328

Titus Canyon Narrows

Titus Canyon Narrows Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Titus Canyon contains the most popular backcountry road
in the park. The rough four-wheel-drive road is also popular
as a hiking route. And little wonder, for it has almost all of
what Death Valley is famous for—rugged mountains, colorful rock formations, hanging gardens of rare plants, majestic cliffs, arched caverns, a ghost town, petroglyphs, wildlife, and
a deep narrow canyon."

Titus Canyon Narrows Trip Reports

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This canyon was closed to motor vehicles during our trip so we did about 4 -5 miles one way from the valley side into the canyon. Interesting geology in the canyon. Kinda neat as the canyon has a lot of narrow places where it gets dark and cozy. The hike was on a graded road, don't know why the park service had the road closed. Plenty of places to just find a nice rock, lay down, and look up through the canyon walls to the sky. We had the canyon all to ourselves, a little different kind of Christmas day hike.
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Beautiful one way drive from the east (Beatty, NV). Make sure to drive it in a high-clearance, 4WD vehicle, as the road is HORRIBLE! Gorgeous canyon before Titus narrows. The narrows are beautiful, some petroglyphs around. Hiking in from the west (death valley side) is much better, can really study the different formations and appreciate the tall, narrow slot canyon, not too much traffic to hike into, and plenty of room to avoid the cars.

Titus Canyon Narrows Photos

Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: October through April
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS 1:24,000 topo map Fall Canyon-CA
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