Thing to Do

Cycling

Three cyclists ride on a paved road with desert plants on either side, and mountains in the distance
Cyclists enjoying the views along one of the many paved roads in Death Valley.

NPS/Kurt Moses

Exploring Death Valley on two wheels instead of four is a great way to experience the park! With hundreds of miles of roads, cyclists have many adventure options. Bicycles can be used on all park roads that are open to public vehicular traffic; they are not allowed on closed roads, service roads, off roadways, in the wilderness, or on any trails. Most park roads are narrow and/or have high speed limits, so for your safety, please ride single-file and wear bright clothing.

 

Suggested Rides

 

Easy

Bicycle Path
Start: Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km), one way to Harmony Borax Works
Road Type: paved path
Level of use: moderate

 

Moderate 

Ubehebe Crater
Start: Grapevine Ranger Station
Distance: 11.6 miles (18.7 km), round trip
Road Type: paved
Level of Use: moderate

 

More Difficult

Artist’s Drive
Start: 9 miles (14.5 km) south of Hwy.190 on Badwater Road
Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km), one-way
Road Type: paved with hills
Level of Use: high

Dante's View
Start: 8 miles (12.9 km) south of Hwy 190 on Furnace Creek Wash Rd (Trailer parking area)
Distance: 12 miles (19.3 km), round trip
Road Type: paved with steep final climb
Level of Use: moderate
Details
Pets Allowed
Yes with Restrictions
Fee included in general park entry fee.
Reservations
No
Season
Winter, Spring, Fall
Accessibility Information
Most paved roads in the park have little or no shoulder.

Death Valley National Park

Last updated: December 21, 2020