Tea Kettle Junction

Tea Kettle Junction, Death Valley National Park: Address, Phone Number, Tea Kettle Junction Reviews: 4/5

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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA632 contributions
Bring a kettle!
Mar 2021
This is the perfect selfie spot - it is so unexplained, in the middle of no where! Amazing how the trend was started and is still carried through. Nice break to after long rough road to racetrack. Definitely worth jumping out for a quick photo!
Written 26 March 2021
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Steven P
Pueblo, CO3 765 contributions
Mementos Left By Previous Travelers
Feb 2020
This junction is 20 miles south of Ubehebe Crater on a VERY rough road. Reaching the junction continuing straight will take you down to the Racetrack Playa while a left turn will take you to Hunter Mountain and the Saline Valley. The Hunter Mountain Road is a much easier and more scenic way to access the Racetrack. If you then choose to exit by way of the crater the drive downhill on washboard will be much smoother than the drive uphill would have been.
Written 11 March 2020
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Mike
Newport Beach, CA1 028 contributions
Ya gotta stop
Jan 2020
Make sure you have EXCELLENT tires on your vehicle. Consider renting a jeep at Furnace Creek. Bring a teakettle and add to the collection at this famous junction.
Written 10 January 2020
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Jim T
Kenai, AK823 contributions
Humor in the middle of nowhere
Oct 2019 • Friends
When traveling to The Racetrack in Death Valley you pass right by Tea Kettle Junction. Bring a extra tea kettle with you to add to the collection. It’s located at mile 21 on the road to the Racetrack. The turn off goes up to the Lost Burro Mine.
Written 9 November 2019
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petraalmutawa
dubai662 contributions
Funny
Apr 2019 • Family
Dear friends,
When we saw this we didn’t understand what it was for as we just drove by, but found it funny.
Written 19 April 2019
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Jane S
Valparaiso, IN92 contributions
Be sure to take a teakettle!
Apr 2019 • Couples
On the way to the Racetrack, our guide stopped at this iconic directional sign so that we could add our red teakettle to the collection. Looking at the variety of and messages on the teakettles was a fun way to spend a bit of time. Passersby have left everything from water bottles to coffee pots, some elaborately decorated, but all with identifying words or phrases. The park service does remove the kettles periodically, but the adorned marker is quite a sight to see!
Written 15 April 2019
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weenoma
2 contributions
It’s a sign...
Mar 2019 • Solo
It’s a sign people. Certainly nothing to write home about with all the other amazing things to see in Death Valley. The tea kettles are removed periodically, so if you leave one, you are just contributing to a land fill. I find it particularly offensive when people leave business cards. This is a national park, it should be free of advertising.
Think about your ego and how important it is for anyone else to know that you have been there.
It’s not like you road in on a horse for days. It was an hour and a half to two hours on a bumpy, but relatively maintained road.
Written 31 March 2019
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Dave C
Camberley, United Kingdom186 contributions
Just a junction on the way to the Racetrack
Feb 2019 • Family
It's a strange concept of a load of old teakettles hanging from the sign post to the Racetrack. Most have messages to loved ones on them. It's a wider part of the track so you can stop to recover from the back breaking journey so far.....only 6 more miles to the Racetrack!
Written 26 February 2019
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VLW
Kellyville, OK1 915 contributions
Wide Spot in the Road
Dec 2018 • Friends
Teakettle Junction is a wide spot on the road to the Racetrack Playa. There is a side road that leads to Hunter Mountain. There isn't much to see here other than the junction sign that many visitors have attached teakettles to. Unless you're heading to Hunter Mountain or the Racetrack, I wouldn't recommend making a trip just to see the junction.
Written 19 January 2019
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Don M
Macungie, PA715 contributions
Bring a Teakettle!
Oct 2018
If you are headed to the Racetrack, a smile will come to your face when you arrive at Teakettle Junction. Wherever you began the day, you will have traveled quite a ways on rough gravel roads. The junction is a wide spot in the roads where you can get out, stretch your legs and enjoy the notes and teakettles left by other travelers. Fun photo opportunity as well.

No improvements here - no water, no toilets just... teakettles.
Written 27 December 2018
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