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Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley...

Desolate, adventurous seven mile low range climb located in Death Valley National Park. Runs from Saline Valley to Racetrack Plaza.

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Whoa! Think I read the map wrong.

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We drove without any concerns, and decided to leave by going south, and save a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
dukehingley
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El Segundo, California
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El Segundo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the racetrack in November 2016, and our park map showed 4x4 trail from teapot junction. We drove without any concerns, and decided to leave by going south, and save a hundred miles. Saw the sign warning of "high clearance 4x4 vehicles only" but my 2x4 crew cab Dodge had done fine so far, so.... We dropped in at dusk,... More 

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Province of Cagliari, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The road starts after the Racetrack (where you can find the moving rocks) and is well indicated. The first part is easy, if you drive a Wrangler. Unfortunately, I was driving a Pathfinder and I had some problems in passing a couple of difficult points. When you reach the valley floor... you think that you did it. Wrong. The difficult... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This road is very hard to negotiate except by 4 x 4. Bring pick axe, shovel, some boards for ramps, lots of water, spare tires, and survival gear. This road leads from Race Track Playa to the other side of Death Valley near 395. A good offroader with experience can manage this with the right equipment. You can wind up... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We went down this road on Feb, 2015 On full size 4x4 trucks, need high clearance and yes, in some areas the road is eroded but we were able to make it by hugging the hill a little. One scary part is a flat slick rock were our trucks started to slide towards the edge of a 600 feet fall........ More 

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Ridgecrest, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Can't believe people actually think this is a good short cut to the Race Track. It's an extremely difficult jeep trail only for an experienced driver in a high clearance vehicle. Trail can change and become impassable after a good rain, enter at ones own risk

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

My husband planned a trip to see the sailing rocks and did some research prior to our trip..not one mention of this road.....gps is not the best out there in this area. We followed a map and ended up...going up lippincott road...going up there was a a welcome sign....no warning nothing saying you need a 4wd or high clearance (we... More 

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WSM, United Kingdom.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

To call this a "road" is, well, far wide of the mark! You have to haves 4*4 to make this one. You will not make it in a car, I tried! Even a rent won't make it!

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

I just drove Lipp down from racetrack in a stock Rubicon on 4/26/15. I've driven many back country Death Valley Roads. This road is one or two storms from complete closure. I knew it was hairy and we did get down safely, obviously, but there is ZERO room for error. Zero. That means one slight mistake at some turns and... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This seems to be a nice easy 4WD road but if you continue up the mountain over to the racetrack and into DV...it gets really technical. The road is also washed out in areas where you need to hug the mountain...so wide vehicles would not be a good idea even with 4WD. The drive was long but worth it, especially... More 

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West London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We travelled along this road on a recent visit to Death Valley. The 10 miles or so leading up to it are very easy, and give the impression its all like that. One of the other posts has a video from April 13, the road has now altered and we had to turn back for safety. The ruts and pot... More 

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