Phinney Canyon Road is a very exciting desert drive in the Death Valley National Park, in USA. High-clearance vehicle required first 21 miles, 4x4 required beyond. It’s one of the challenging Backcountry roads in the Death Valley National Park.
The road is 22 miles long to Phinney Canyon. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The route starts 11.7 miles north of Beatty on Highway 95, forking towards Strozzi Ranch on the left and to Phinney Canyon on the right. For the most up-to-date information on road conditions, visit Death Valley’s website at nps.gov/deva. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. After entering Phinney Canyon, the road winds through pinyon pine woodlands, offering travelers stunning views of the Grapevine Mountains high country and glimpses of the Sierra Nevada Range. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Due to frequent flooding in the area, road conditions often vary throughout the park.
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