Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
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A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Liz S
Biloxi, MS2,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Interesting visit. Who knew that Borox came out of the mountains at Death Valley. Eighteen mules and two horses pulled a huge wagon. A great family outing.
Written 26 May 2024
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Ronald B
Orem, UT1,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Well, you don’t stop much because the road is a tight fit for even a midsized SUV, but this was our introduction to fascinating landscapes which whet the appetite for things to come. Don’t tow anything and don’t try to take a big RV here or you’ll have problems.
Written 13 April 2023
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Marshall B
Ferney-Voltaire, France3,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a paved road covered by a rather thin layer of gravel - so it does not kick up dust as was the case for the road into Mosaic Canyon - and the road is not as wide as the one that goes through Artist's Palette (another great route). It offers a more varied and up-close view of the canyon than one would expect from a road - at times you feel that your car is just barely squeezing through a narrow opening before making another turn, so you are not really able to go very fast. There is one rather deep dip that gives the sense of a roller coaster - make sure you are ready for the turn at the bottom. In fact, there is a bit of a roller coaster feeling throughout, given the narrowness of the route and the zigzags. This is a route that should entertain young and old, and it gives the driver some opportunities to display prowess at maneuvering the twists and turns. I do not recall whether there is a warning about long/large vehicles taking this route (there are such warnings for some of the other routes), but one should be attentive as there are no obvious exits - once you are on this route you have to complete it - and it is one-way route.
Written 9 March 2023
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Justin P
Raleigh, NC4,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Twenty Mule Team Canyon is a 3-mile one-way dirt road through a small canyon near Zabriskie Point. We drove through while passing by and really glad we did as the canyon is absolutely beautiful and one of several places in Death Valley that the original Star Wars was filmed. The road is very narrow, but there are a few spots wide enough to pull over and get out to explore on foot. There are no official trails but easy enough to follow paths through the narrow canyons and up on the ridges. The badlands landscape is just beautiful and recommend getting out at least once to get a good view.
Written 13 February 2023
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Gerry W
United States9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We rented a car and drove through this canyon. It was very interesting and the colors were fascinating.
Written 31 January 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We drove through Twenty Mule Team Canyon. It is a very rugged area like most of Death Valley. It has a desert beauty about it and it was a nice winding drive through the canyon. I think the drive took about 30 minutes or so. This is also the location of a scene from Star Wars so if you are a fan you might want to check it out.
Written 10 June 2022
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SDAnnie
Rapid City, SD176 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Short drive through some badland type settings. Nothing visible about old mule teams. Most of the one way road is narrow. Only big advantage is you can stay in the car if you aren't a walker.
Written 21 May 2022
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NewtonDad
Newton, MA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We really enjoyed this drive. The landscape was very different than other parts of the canyon. It was an easy drive on a well graded dirt road and we enjoyed the views.
Written 24 April 2022
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Traveler918
West Des Moines, IA231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I only knew about this from reading another traveler's experience. The turnoff isn't well-marked, perhaps because this space isn't set up for lots of visitors. Road is not paved and very winding. But beautiful view of white hills. Pull over where you see the trail markers (about 2/3 of the way through) and walk to the stop of one of the hills for an amazing view.
Written 20 March 2022
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Holly W
Reading, PA488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We were in the area and decided to take this short drive. This short drive became one of my favorite places in the park. The view from the road is incredible. The windy road is fun--and exciting. 4 wheel drive NOT required.

So few people do this--and they are missing one of the BEST parts of the park. Do not miss--and if you have time--do it twice. Yes, it is THAT MUCH fun.
Written 28 February 2022
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