Butte Valley

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Location Trona, CA
Rating Easy,
Length 25.5mi
Time 7hrs.

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Overview

Visit Mengel Cabin, Russel Camp and Geologist Cabin.

You’ll follow a wide road across open desert inside Death Valley National Park, then go through Warm Springs Canyon passing several talc mines. Explore an abandoned summer resort with decayed buildings and eerie swimming pool. End of trip opens into scenic Butte Valley featuring distinctive Striped Butte. Here you’ll explore three historic, well-preserved cabins. Several interesting side roads to explore in Butte Valley. Watch for wild burros. Streetlegal vehicles only. Park pass required.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

Long gradual climb. Narrow, rough and mildly rocky in a few spots. Okay for stock 2-wheel-drive SUVs with moderate ground clearance.

Stats

Length

25.5mi

One way

Time

7hrs.

Round trip

High Point

4,245ft

Best Time To Go

October-April

Don't go in summer

Current Conditions

(760) 786-3200Death Valley National Park. , Ask for official copy of Death Valley Backroads Map.

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