Sperry Wash

Total Miles
28.7

Elevation

714.78 ft

Duration

5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

Many people drive or ride this trail as a diversion from the sand-only routes at Dumont Dunes. Snowbirds come to Tecopa to enjoy a variety of campgrounds and resorts with mineral hot springs. Rockhounds search for petrified wood, amethyst and opals. Green-sticker vehicles are allowed to Wpt. 04. Stay on marked route only.

Difficulty

Easy: Trail follows mostly sandy wash bottoms where flash floods are possible. You'll cross the Amargosa River many times, but it is usually dry or very shallow. Route markers are often washed away, and route-finding can be challenging in spots.

History

As you pass through Amargosa Canyon, look for remains of the old Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad that was built in 1905. It continued up Amargosa Canyon and serviced many important mining operations in Death Valley. The town of Sperry serviced the railroad during that time.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

Take Highway 127 north from Baker about 34 miles and turn right on Dumont Dunes Road. Drive east 2.8 miles and turn left before entering Dumont Dunes. Look for ranch-style entry portal.

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