Warm Springs Canyon Road

Total Miles
22.6

Elevation

1,307.34 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Warm Springs Canyon Road is a 25-mile rock road that climbs up out of Death Valley from West Side Road to meet Goler Canyon Road at Mengel Pass. The Death Valley National Park calls for high clearance vehicles for the first 10 miles to Warm Springs Camp and then 4x4 beyond into Butte Valley and "rough 4wd" over Mengel Pass. As of May 2023, the road conditions up into Butte Valley are a three (3), and the rock garden climbing up to Mengel Pass is a six (6). There are numerous spur roads to explore in Butte Valley. Many of them lead to historic miner's cabins that can be stayed in overnight. The general rule is to put out the flag if occupying a cabin so those approaching know that you are there.

Photos of Warm Springs Canyon Road

Warm Springs Canyon Road
Warm Springs Canyon Road
Warm Springs Canyon Road

Difficulty

This trail is rated as the most difficult section as many users like to pass through vs turn back.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Leon Liang
Apr 21, 2024
Open
Normal
Dusty
Trail is in great condition. If not going up to Mengel Pass, stock 4x4 with AT/MT/RT tire will be fine. High clearance not required.
Matt Geraci
Mar 31, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Ashton Fera
Mar 08, 2024
2021 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal

Access Description

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

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