• Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley - Furnace Creek, California

      Twenty Mule Team Canyon
      Photo by Peter Thody
      This 3 mile-long, one-way (north-to-south) gravel road makes its way through a canyon of amazing shades of yellows, oranges and reds. Once a source of borax (a mineral used in laundry products), the canyon takes its name from the number of mules needed to haul the borax wagons out of here. There are rocks to scramble up and small side canyons to explore but do be aware that rain can cause flash floods.

      If you go:
      You may spot signs of old mine openings along the way but it is against park regulations to enter them; as well as being unstable they also make great homes for scorpions, spiders and rattlesnakes.


      20 Mule Team road
      Furnace Creek, California 92328 USA

      Mailing address:
      Death Valley National Park
      P.O. Box 579
      Death Valley, CA USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (760) 786-3200

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      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        This short little road is ALWAYS on my must-do list when I take visitors to Death Valley!