Titus Canyon

One of Death Valley's most loved trails.

Total Miles

26

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Elevation
5,265'
Duration
1 Hour
Technical Rating
3 / 10
Best Time
Fall/ Winter/ Spring

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Titus Canyon
This scenic, one way back road takes you through Leadfield, where a few ruins and mines remain. You can also view geologic rock formations and petroglyphs along the way. A park pass is needed to drive this road, and only street-legal vehicles are allowed.
History
The town of Leadfield never delivered on its promise of rich lead claims and lasted less than a year despite getting a post office in 1926. The canyon is named after mining engineer Morris Titus, who died prospecting the canyon.
Getting There
Head northeast from Stovepipe Wells or north from Furnace Creek on Highway 190 and connect to Highway 374 heading northeast towards Beatty, NV. Turn left on well-marked road 6.5 miles east of state line. Start is 6.2 miles southwest of Beatty, NV.
Contact for Current Conditions
Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station
(760) 786-2342