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Titus Canyon 4x4 Road

Popular SUV backroad in Death Valley National Park

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 27 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  Perhaps the most popular backroad in Death Valley National Park. Very scenic after the first 10 miles. A few buildings remain at the... more »

Tips:  Make sure you carry adequate water and sun protection in the event that you have a mechanical breakdown. Although it is likely that... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start Here

Head west from Highway 374 seven miles east of Daylight Pass.

2. Enter Titanothere Canyon

Begin descending into Titanothere Canyon

3. Begin Climb

Begin climb to Red Pass. In places road is narrow with significant drop-offs.

4. Red Pass

You reach Red Pass near 5300 feet.

5. Leadfield Site

Leadfield was active for only about 6 months. False advertising brought 300 people here in late 1926 and by early 1927 the town was finished. Only mine tailings and a few structures remain.

6. Enter Titus Canyon

Watch for folded rock layers after you've entered Titus Canyon. When flash flood danger exits, this road is closed.

7. The Narrows

Near vertical walls through "The Narrows" explains why one-way traffic is required.

8. Parking Area

Exit canyon to parking area. Two-way traffic after this point.

9. Highway 267

Exit point at Highway 267. Left goes to Stovepipe Wells, right to Scottys Castle.