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Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Address: Death Valley, 4 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, CA

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of...

A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.

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Definitely worth a diversion off the highway

After Dante's View this was our second stop for our day trip through Death Valley, just before Zabriskie Point heading North on the 190. It is definitely worth the one way 3 mile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After Dante's View this was our second stop for our day trip through Death Valley, just before Zabriskie Point heading North on the 190. It is definitely worth the one way 3 mile road off the highway, you feel like you're driving on another planet! At the end you arrive back on the 190 just a mile or so South... More 

Thank sge31
Washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly, I'm surprised by some of the reviews of this short 3 mile excursion. I enjoyed it because most people just park along the highway and stand in front of the formations and take pictures. I think it's the adventure who is willing to get her car dirty (gasp!) That finds the true treasures in Death valley- and this is... More 

Thank sheryllmarshall
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South of Furnace Creek, this was as close as we came to exciting on the touted features. Although one review said it was ok for a Prius but not for an RV, there were some sizable holes in the unpaved road and some turns inappropriate for an RV. The drive was through a colorful canyon and was one of my... More 

Thank Stanley B
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Road narrow, bumpy and areas of pot holes/wash-outs. Can be done with non-4 wheel drive vehicle, but your shocks and wheel alignment may not be happy afterwards! Didn't really see much different than we did from the paved road and from other areas (like at Zabriski point looking back towards this area.). Also, if the vehicle in front of you... More 

Thank JackR46
San Jose, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's a very slow, windy drive in your car. You'd better have all wheel drive if you want to do this. You can see much more in the other attractions. Skip this one, it was not worth my 20 minutes. My wife on the other hand thought it was cool, but you'll frankly get more elsewhere.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

When we were driving through the canyon I remarked to my husband that it felt like off-roading without actually off-roading. There is a nice road cut through the canyon with enough room on either side for your vehicle to pass through.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

very beautiful , easy hike, might get pretty crowded, so do not go on holidays - too many tourists for my taste, love the silence and solitude...

Thank luworman
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a one-way dirt road off of Hwy. 190, not far from Zabriski Point and Furnace Creek. The terrain is intriguing, with eroded hills a few abandoned mine shafts, and a lone rock pillar that looks "excited." For photos, try the morning or afternoon when shadows bring out details. There are vistas of the Funeral Mountains to the east.... More 

Thank Norm G
Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The view of the canyon is unique and beautiful. The road is very narrow and rocky and wouldn't try with a vehicle with low clearance or a vehicle that is too wide, like and RV.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recommend this for those who do not have the vehicle to do the other canyons and racetrack area. This is a short drive that reminds one of being on another planet, but the view has little variety. The best aspect is that is conveniently located to the road and at a slow pace your car should be able to... More 

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