Goler Canyon Road

Total Miles
9.1

Elevation

1,317.98 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Goler Canyon Road climbs up through Goler Wash from Wingate Road in Panamint Valley to Mengel Pass in the Panamint Range. It is a nine-mile rock road that is straightforward and easy until mile six near the Barker Ranch site and then gets gradually harder as it approaches the pass. In late April 2023 (after being regraded from storm damage incurred in August 2022), the lower 2/3 would rate a two and the short rock garden in the upper 1/3 would rate a six and will require high clearance and 4x4. Without high clearance and 4x4, vehicles approaching through Goler Canyon, will need to turn back towards Panamint Valley after visiting Barker Ranch. Goler Canyon Road crosses into Death Valley National Park and requires that all vehicles comply with National Park rules and regulations.

Difficulty

The rock garden at the top of Mengel Pass requires high clearance and 4x4.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Sarah Kowalski
Feb 17, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Leon Liang
Nov 04, 2023
Obstructed
Washout

Access Description

https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/upload/508-Backcountry-and-Wilderness-Access-map_.pdf

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