Skidoo Road

Death Valley National Park, California

Elevation Gain2,108ft
Trailhead Elevation4,869ft
Elevation Min/Max4860/5724ft
Elevation Start/End4869/4869ft

Skidoo Road

Skidoo Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Inyo County, California. It is within Death Valley National Park. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 4,869 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,108 feet.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"Skidoo is a very popular site within Death Valley National Park. Photos of the historic mill, clinging precariously to the hillside above the valley, can be seen on many postcards. The entire length of road to the site is suitable for highclearance 2WD vehicles. In addition, passenger vehicles can easily travel the graded dirt road as far as the Skidoo town site sign. Past here, the rough trail makes it risky for lowslung vehicles. The road is heavily used, so it is often very washboardy. It winds around the southern side of Tucki Mountain, giving excellent views of Death Valley and the surrounding mountains. Special Attractions: Historic site of Skidoo and Skidoo Mill; Landscape and historic photography. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions." Read more

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Trail Information

Death Valley National Park
Nearby City
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Emigrant Canyon, Tucki Wash, Darwin Hills
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Dec 2018