Biking & Mountain Biking

Five road bikers ride single file down paved road through Death Valley.
Cyclists enjoy the unobstructed beauty of the valley.

NPS - Kurt Moses

Bicycles can be used on all park roads that are open to public vehicular traffic. They can also be used on routes that have been designated for bicycle use in developed areas such as the path between the visitor center and the Harmony Borax Works. They are not allowed on closed roads, service roads, off roadways, in the wilderness, or on any trails. Riding a bicycle abreast of another bicycle on the park's narrow roads is dangerous and is also prohibited.

Death Valley has more than 785 miles of roads including hundreds of miles suitable for Mountain Biking.

Suggested Routes

Easy Roads

Bicycle Path
Start: Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Distance: 1 mile to Harmony Borax Works; 1 mile one-way through Mustard Canyon Road type: paved and flat to borax works; gravel through canyon
Level of use: moderate

Salt Creek Road
Start: 13.5 miles west of Furnace Creek on Hwy.190.
Distance: 1.2 miles Road type: graded dirt road
Level of use: moderate

20-Mule Team Canyon Road
Start: 4.5 miles east of Furnace Creek on Hwy.190
Distance: 3 miles, one-way loop
Road type: graded dirt road
Level of use: medium

Moderate Roads

Hole-in-the-Wall Road
Start: 6.5 mile east of Furnace Creek on Hwy.190
Distance: 4 miles
Road type: loose gravel
Level of use: low

Skidoo Road
Start: 9.5 miles south of Hwy.190 on Emigrant Canyon Road
Distance: 7 miles
Road type: wash-board gravel
Level of use: low

Aguereberry Point Road
Start: 12 miles south of Hwy.190 on Emigrant Canyon Road.
Distance: 6 miles
Road type: gravel, some rocky areas
Level of use: low

Lake Hill Road
Start: 3 miles east of Panamint Springs on Hwy.190
Distance: 5 miles
Road type: rutted gravel
Level of use: low

More Difficult Roads

Artist’s Drive
Start: 9 miles south of Hwy.190 on Badwater Road
Distance: 9 miles, one-way
Road type: paved with hills
Level of use: high

West Side Road
Start: 6 miles south of Hwy.190 on Badwater Road
Distance: 40 miles
Road type: level but wash-board gravel road
Level of use: medium

Trail Canyon Road
Start: West Side Road
Distance: 8 miles
Road type: rough uphill into canyon with rocky spots
Level of use: low

Greenwater Valley Road
Start: 7.5 miles south of Hwy.190 on Dante’s View
Road Distance: 30 miles
Road type: slightly uphill gravel road
Level of use: low

Titus Canyon Road
Start: 2.7 miles east of park boundary on Nevada Hwy. 374
Distance: 28 miles, one way
Road type: steep grades, loose gravel
Level of use: medium

Cottonwood Canyon Road
Start: west of Stovepipe Wells
Distance: 18 miles Road type: gentle grade, sometimes deep sand at start, rocky in canyon
Level of use: low

Racetrack Road
Start: Ubehebe Crater Road
Distance: 27 miles
Road type: washboard first 10 miles
Level of use: medium

Hidden Valley Road
Start: Teakettle Junction, on the Racetrack Road
Distance: 10 miles
Road type: gravel Level of use: low

Last updated: January 6, 2018

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

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