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Death Valley Experience Run Descriptions

We have a wide variety of runs to choose from for each day of your Death Valley Experience. Use the filters to find the runs based on where they depart, or by difficulty level. We will provide a trail lunch for all registered participants at the start of each run. Be sure to equip your vehicle with a GMRS radio so you can enjoy the full experience.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

Barker Ranch

DIFFICULT, DEPARTS FURNACE CREEK 0800
Visit the historic hideaway of the infamous Manson Family. Along the way, explore the mining camp in Warm Spring Canyon and the miners’ cabins in the Butte Valley. Due to the rough condition of the backcountry roads, 4-wheel drive and high clearance are mandatory on this run.
Echo Canyon courtesy of Panamintcity.com

Echo Canyon

Difficult, Departs Furnace Creek 0845
Within Echo Canyon’s narrow is the Needle’s Eye, a natural arch. This run leads to the Inyo Mine’s old structures and mining equipment and continues through the Funeral Mountains to the Amargosa Valley. The run to the Inyo Mine is rated easy, but the run through the Funeral Mountains is rated difficult because it is narrow and rocky. Full sized pickup trucks are not recommended.
Badwater Basin in Death Valley

Scenic Loop #1 (Southeast)

Easy, Departs Furnace Creek 0930
Participants in this expedition will visit many of the scenic highlights of the southeastern part of Death Valley National Park, to include Zabriskie Point, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Dante’s View, Jubilee Pass, Badwater, Devils Golf Course, and Artists’ Drive. The 130-mile loop is mostly on pavement; about 25 miles are on dirt.
Charcoal kilns by Suzy Johnson

Panamint Range

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0800
Bring warm clothing because this run will take participants to many interesting sites in the Panamint Mountains along the west side of Death Valley. The run will visit Charcoal Kilns (weather permitting), Eureka Mine, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo, and Telephone Canyon Arch.
Rhyolite Mercantile

Rhyolite/Titus Canyon

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0930
This run will explore the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV and scenic Titus Canyon.

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

Barker Ranch

DIFFICULT, DEPARTS FURNACE CREEK 0800
Visit the historic hideaway of the infamous Manson Family. Along the way, explore the mining camp in Warm Spring Canyon and the miners’ cabins in the Butte Valley. Due to the rough condition of the backcountry roads, 4-wheel drive and high clearance are mandatory on this run.
Echo Canyon courtesy of Panamintcity.com

Echo Canyon

Difficult, Departs Furnace Creek 0845
Within Echo Canyon’s narrow is the Needle’s Eye, a natural arch. This run leads to the Inyo Mine’s old structures and mining equipment and continues through the Funeral Mountains to the Amargosa Valley. The run to the Inyo Mine is rated easy, but the run through the Funeral Mountains is rated difficult because it is narrow and rocky. Full sized pickup trucks are not recommended.
Chloride City by backcountryexplorers.com

Scenic Loop #2 (Central)

Moderate, Departs Furnace Creek 0930
This expedition will explore the central part of Death Valley National Park to include Keane Wonder Mine, Chloride City and Chloride Cliffs. This 90-mile loop includes about 20 miles on dirt.

Panamint Range

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0800
Bring warm clothing because this run will take participants to many interesting sites in the Panamint Mountains along the west side of Death Valley. The run will visit Charcoal Kilns (weather permitting), Eureka Mine, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo, and Telephone Canyon Arch.

The Racetrack

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0845
Make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel. This run will visit Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction and The Racetrack, where participants can unravel the mystery of the moving rocks.
Rhyolite Mercantile

Rhyolite/Titus Canyon

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0930
This run will explore the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV and scenic Titus Canyon.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021

Barker Ranch

DIFFICULT, DEPARTS FURNACE CREEK 0800
Visit the historic hideaway of the infamous Manson Family. Along the way, explore the mining camp in Warm Spring Canyon and the miners’ cabins in the Butte Valley. Due to the rough condition of the backcountry roads, 4-wheel drive and high clearance are mandatory on this run.
Echo Canyon courtesy of Panamintcity.com

Echo Canyon

Difficult, Departs Furnace Creek 0845
Within Echo Canyon’s narrow is the Needle’s Eye, a natural arch. This run leads to the Inyo Mine’s old structures and mining equipment and continues through the Funeral Mountains to the Amargosa Valley. The run to the Inyo Mine is rated easy, but the run through the Funeral Mountains is rated difficult because it is narrow and rocky. Full sized pickup trucks are not recommended.
Chloride City by backcountryexplorers.com

Scenic Loop #2 (Central)

Moderate, Departs Furnace Creek 0930
This expedition will explore the central part of Death Valley National Park to include Keane Wonder Mine, Chloride City and Chloride Cliffs. This 90-mile loop includes about 20 miles on dirt.
Charcoal kilns by Suzy Johnson

Panamint Range

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0800
Bring warm clothing because this run will take participants to many interesting sites in the Panamint Mountains along the west side of Death Valley. The run will visit Charcoal Kilns (weather permitting), Eureka Mine, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo, and Telephone Canyon Arch.
Darwin Dance Hall by Suzy Johnson

Darwin Falls

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0845
This run will take participants to the trailhead for the one-mile hike to Darwin Falls. Along the way, this run will visit Father Crowley Point, Starwars Canyon, the town of Darwin, and China Garden Spring (the site of the Koi pond).
Rhyolite Mercantile

Rhyolite/Titus Canyon

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0930
This run will explore the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV and scenic Titus Canyon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021

Barker Ranch

DIFFICULT, DEPARTS FURNACE CREEK 0800
Visit the historic hideaway of the infamous Manson Family. Along the way, explore the mining camp in Warm Spring Canyon and the miners’ cabins in the Butte Valley. Due to the rough condition of the backcountry roads, 4-wheel drive and high clearance are mandatory on this run.
Echo Canyon courtesy of Panamintcity.com

Echo Canyon

Difficult, Departs Furnace Creek 0845
Within Echo Canyon’s narrow is the Needle’s Eye, a natural arch. This run leads to the Inyo Mine’s old structures and mining equipment and continues through the Funeral Mountains to the Amargosa Valley. The run to the Inyo Mine is rated easy, but the run through the Funeral Mountains is rated difficult because it is narrow and rocky. Full sized pickup trucks are not recommended.
Charcoal kilns by Suzy Johnson

Panamint Range

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0800
Bring warm clothing because this run will take participants to many interesting sites in the Panamint Mountains along the west side of Death Valley. The run will visit Charcoal Kilns (weather permitting), Eureka Mine, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo, and Telephone Canyon Arch.

The Racetrack

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0845
Make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel. This run will visit Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction and The Racetrack, where participants can unravel the mystery of the moving rocks.
Rhyolite Mercantile

Rhyolite/Titus Canyon

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0930
This run will explore the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV and scenic Titus Canyon.

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021

The Racetrack

Easy, Departs Stovepipe Wells 0845
Make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel. This run will visit Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction and The Racetrack, where participants can unravel the mystery of the moving rocks.

Registration Fees

Registration includes one run, a special inaugural event shirt, and a box lunch for each person. Early bird pricing applies through February 26, 2021.
Driver Registration
(Cal4Wheel member)
Early $149/Regular $189
Driver Registration
(non-member)
Early $199/Regular $239
Includes annual Cal4Wheel membership
Passenger Registration
Early $99/Regular $139 per person
Driver Additional Runs
Early $99/Regular $139 per run
Passenger Additional Runs
Early $49/Regular $79 per person
Children 8-14
Early $49/Regular $69
Children 8-14 Additional Runs
Early $24/Regular $39

How to register

  1. Go to cal4wheel.org/death-valley-reg
  2. Sign in or create an account to begin your registration.
  3. Choose your driver registration (member or non-member).
  4. Select the run you would like to go on, your shirt size and tell us how many people are in your party (including you).
  5. Save your responses.
  6. Scroll down to add passengers and choose their shirt size(s).
  7. Add additional runs for the driver and choose the run(s) you would like to go on.
  8. Add additional runs for all your passengers and choose the runs they will be going on.
  9. Proceed to checkout.

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