Twenty Mule Team Canyon

Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley National Park: Address, Phone Number, Twenty Mule Team Canyon Reviews: 4.5/5

Twenty Mule Team Canyon
4.5
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A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL723 contributions
Put This On Your List
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a relatively short drive on a one way narrow winding dirt road. We traversed the road in a small economy car, and had no issues with clearance or accessibility. I found it hard to believe they were able to take a 20 mule team with wagons along this path. We marveled at the formations along the road, and stopped often to take photos. It is off the main highway to Furnace Creek, and worth a look.
Written 21 April 2021
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA196 contributions
Short Picturesque Drive
Apr 2021
This is a nice scenic drive on the way in from Las Vegas. The road is unpaved, but well maintained - high clearance or 4x4 are not needed. There are several pull-offs that allow for short hikes to explore the surroundings.
Written 11 April 2021
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Gloria W
Dearborn Heights24 contributions
Well worth seeing
Feb 2021
I would not recommend driving this in a big car or van. I would feel afraid but there was no sign saying vans not allowed so they would probably be fine if you are comfortable driving them in small spaces. You go off road and drive on a trail thought a mountain area. The road is narrow and hilly but sososos beautiful. It is a one way trail. There was no other cars near us when we are there so we stopped and took pictures throughout the drive.
Written 16 February 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1 789 contributions
Dirt road without much interest
Dec 2020 • Couples
Interesting from a historical perspective, but a fairly boring drive along a dirt road. It doesn't take long, but there are many better things to see in the park, so you can skip it if you are short on time.
Written 4 December 2020
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Fay M
La Quinta, CA427 contributions
Best to have a high clearance vehicle!
Nov 2020
This off road drive is well worth taking. The landscape is out of this world, and the drive goes down some steep hills.
Written 8 November 2020
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN4 034 contributions
Such an Interesting Trail
Aug 2020
This short one way trail was one of my favorite activities in Death Valley. The trail is fun to drive and the borax formations are really interesting. The trail twists and turns, and with each turn there is something new and amazing to see. Photos don't do this area justice. You need to see it in person.
Written 29 August 2020
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Mary E
39 contributions
They took mules here?
Mar 2020
Rough "ish" dirt road, narrow with no turn around; it's a little canyon that baffles the mind to think that mule trains came in and out of here; worth the trip but dont' drive if you have a low riding car.
Written 15 March 2020
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YukonSarah
Airdrie, Canada233 contributions
Fabulous Day Trip From Vegas
Feb 2020
We left Vegas around 8:00am and were back in time for dinner. We didn’t do a lot of hiking in Death Valley but enjoyed the Scenery and the stops. We drove there on NV160 through Pahrump. We returned via Beatty on US95. We followed day 1 of the itinerary laid out by earthtrekkers blog.

Twenty Mule Team Canyon is not reviewed much and everyone is missing out. The short 1-way gravel drive is so worth it. We visited on a Friday in February and saw only 1 other vehicle on this drive. I wished I had been filming the drive about 1/2-3/4 through as it's stunning. You drive around corners and it just feels like you are about to drop off the world. Pictures can't do it justice. We didn't stop and hike at all but we were stilled amazed by the beauty. Make sure you stop and look back every once and a while.
Written 25 February 2020
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karebl
Oregon93 contributions
Ranger tour
Feb 2020
We took another great ranger tour and learned quite a bit about the Borax company and mining operation.
The Twenty Mule team wagon was large and must have been quite a ride!
Written 24 February 2020
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Colorado_Rick
Whitewater, CO306 contributions
Fun little drive
Feb 2020
While a one-way dirt road, the dirt was hard-packed and relatively smooth. A fun drive even though no twenty mule teams ever used this trail.
Written 23 February 2020
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