Tucki Mine Road

The breathtaking road to Tucki Mine in Death Valley NP

Tucki Mine is an abandoned mine located in Inyo County, in the eastern central part of the U.S. state of California. It’s one of the challenging Backcountry roads in the Death Valley National Park.

Tucked away in Death Valley National Park, the road to the ruins of the mine is totally unpaved. It’s called Tucki Mine Road. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Not recommended in summers. The road leaves the pavement 1.7 miles up Wildrose Road from Emigrant Junction and travels up a section of Telephone Canyon, before splitting off into a side canyon. The Tucki Cabin used to be maintained, but now suffers the ravages of time. The shed to the left is slowly taking the cabin down as the elements penetrate inside.

The road is 16km (10 miles) long. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Due to frequent flooding in the area, road conditions often vary throughout the park. For the most up-to-date information on road conditions, visit Death Valley’s website at nps.gov/deva.
Pic: A. Dunning

 

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