Titus Canyon

One of Death Valley's most loved trails.

Total Miles
18.6

Elevation

1615.98 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall/Winter/Spring

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Trail Overview

Difficulty

Easy: A well-maintained gravel road, but steep and narrow in a few places. Four-wheel drive seldom necessary under dry conditions. Road is closed when rain is expected due to extreme flash flood danger through the narrow canyon.

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.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

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.