Titus Canyon

Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park: Address, Phone Number, Titus Canyon Reviews: 4.5/5

Titus Canyon
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Perhaps the most memorable thing about this Death Valley canyon is the trip you'll take to it.
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Wayne
Crockett, VA258 contributions
Been there done that... in a car!
Apr 2021 • Solo
Yeah... I did this in a car! A Volkswagen Jetta! Took my time as one should on a dirt road... Never bottomed out or scrapped. Beautiful views towards the pass and on the other side! Stopped at the Ghost Town, Petroglyphs, and hiked the trail at the end. A very nice morning adventure.
Written 7 May 2021
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Richard L
Cook, NE1 contribution
Great Off-Road Motorcycle Adventure!
Apr 2021
Was one of, if not the best, dual-sport / adventure motorcycle rides I have ever done. Simply spectacular. Perfect for moderately skilled adventure motorcyclists, though may be a bit too much for a novice on a heavy bike. Would probably be fine for a novice on a light enduro, though note National Park rules restrict motorcycles to street legal bikes I think, which is good because it limits traffic. Would be no problem in any stock high clearance 4X4, though longbed pickups may not be able to get around some of the tight turns. On a Sunday at noon, I rode the whole trail and saw only one other party, a couple in a jeep, all of which contributed awesomely to the sense of isolation and wonder. The ascent from the east is unremarkable, and one may think, "What's the big deal?", but then you crest a couple passes and you are blessed with amazing views down into the narrow valley falls that away from you. Descending into it on narrow steep switchbacks through incredible, steep rock formations was so fun and visually stimulating. Every 30 seconds, you are saying, "Holy S***!" Ghost Town! Petroglyphs! After a couple miles of steep descent, one has the sense that you are about to emerge out of the valley, but you would be wrong! The valley floor, essentially a large dry riverbed extends another several miles, narrowing dramatically. Each new turn provides another seemingly even better view than the one just before. Finally, you get dumped out at the end of the canyon. I want to do it again!
Written 30 April 2021
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Spreck R
Oakland, CA57 contributions
Titus Canyon rocks
Mar 2021
We really enjoyed Titus Canyon. It's a bit of a rough road, so being in my daughter's 4 WD Subaru worked nicely.

It is a couple hours on dirt roads, some slow and bumpy. But very nice views and a wonderful adventure. Take water and a spare tire just in case. We saw maybe a dozen others on the road in our two hours.

When we got to the bottom, we had lunch then hiked up adjacent Fall Canyon - also very nice - roughly half in the shade (mid day in March - summer would be super hot)
Written 24 March 2021
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Kenipela
Alturas, CA382 contributions
AMAZING!!
Mar 2021
What a wonderful drive IF you have a 4x4 or AWD vehicle. The views are amazing and the ghost town is well worth wandering around! If you fully appreciate it the drive will take a couple of hours so plan accordingly. We saw folks who were picnicking and were sad we didn't think to do the same.
Written 23 March 2021
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Baggie1953
Fresno, CA9 contributions
Beautiful but not for the faint of heart
Mar 2021
Enter Titus Canyon from outside the park on the road from Beatty. Starts off as a rough, sometimes washboard road. READ the sign at the beginning. This is not a road to take lightly. They say high clearance 2WD is okay, but I used my 4WD Low for downhill sections to save brakes. It's a one-way road, so once you start off, you are committed. My average speed was about 5-10 MPH. Some steep and narrow roads, without much between you and the canyon edge. Small gravel and sand made my rear end slip a few times. Nowhere on this road is easy. For us it was white knuckle the whole way, with the exception of the last few miles down in the narrow canyon.
The whole time the scenery was wonderful. A geologist's dream! Nice small ghost town is a good stopping place. Glad I went, but we are not lining up to do it again.
Written 16 March 2021
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Ken D
Portland, OR402 contributions
Slot canyons, killer vistas, and a ghost town to boot.
Mar 2021
Drove the length of Titus Canyon after getting gas in Beatty. Some of the passes were rough and slow going, but my Subaru was able to handle it fine (wouldn't try it in an Prius). Outstanding scenery the whole time, but the narrow slot canyons toward the end were the best. Don't miss the Leadfield ghost town.
Written 16 March 2021
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Gary
Culver City, CA2 467 contributions
Off the beaten path ...... with lots to see
Feb 2021
It's a 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the start of the Titus Canyon drive. Put your vehicle in 4-wheel drive mode and get ready for 3 hours of a bumpy road with lots of twists and turns. I made this drive alone in a rented jeep. And because it's a one way road and everyone I encountered (not many, by the way) were respectful of the road.

About 16 miles into the drive you will arrive at Leadfield. This place was booming from August 1926 until February 1927 ...... and then the scam ran dry. This is an interesting place to stop, stretch your legs and explore the deserted buildings.

Once you reach the narrows of Titus Canyon itself there are several turnouts to pull over, get out and take pictures. At this point you will encounter foot traffic of hikers coming towards you. They have parked at the end of the trailhead where there is a parking lot and have walked back the 4+ miles to explore the canyon instead of taking the dirt/gravel drive.

Bring water and snacks because there are no facilities until you reach the parking lot at the end of the drive. There you will find pit toilets.
Written 5 March 2021
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IrishRover
Richmond, UK2 015 contributions
My Favorite thing to do in Death Valley
Dec 2020 • Friends
I have done this drive 6 times. Every time gives you a different experience. First check the day off the trip that the road is open depending on the weather it can be closed. Simply go on the park website.

The road starts near Beatty NV. It is pure raw beauty. It is off road but it is graded with some rough patches. High clearance with 4 wheel drive is recommended but I have seen brave souls take cars through

Bring water and snacks you are on your own and enjoy the trip
Written 31 December 2020
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William L
San Diego, CA8 contributions
Beautiful off road adventure
Nov 2020
Titus canyon is a little known treasure in Death valley, only reached from the road from Beatty, Nev. The entrance is actually outside the Park, and is a one-way dirt road. We were in our trusty Subaru Forester, which has high ground clearance, but you usually see Jeepers on the road. It is approximately 27 miles of sometimes rugged road, but the ever changing scenery, multi-colored rock, and narrow canyons at the end all make it a wonderful journey. Plan on taking 2-3 hours, depending on how many stops you make for pictures, as no matter which way you turn you'll see something you want a picture of. I would not suggest a normal street vehicle as there are many rocky areas and the road can be slippery due to sand so cars without high clearance are risky.
Written 27 November 2020
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Peter L (exciled Geordie)
Southampton, UK469 contributions
My wife was not happy with the drive
Mar 2020
Starts off ok, with dirt track, fortunately all one way.
Then you get into the canyon, road rough, step ups and downs, tight turns, on many of which you can't see the road ahead or what's coming up.

Did it in an alleged SUV but really a4 wheel drive saloon, would ONLY do it again, without my wife and in a jeep.

Scenery is stunning.
Written 4 April 2020
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