Ibex Spring Road

Driving the scenic Ibex Spring Road in Death Valley NP

Ibex Spring Road is a very exciting desert drive located in San Bernardino County, in the southern portion 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 is totally unpaved. Starting at Death Valley Road, the drive is 8.69km (5.4 miles) long. Frequent gully crossings deep washouts, off camber slopes, and/or deep sand make travel slow. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Loose gravel and deep sand make 4WD with a low gear a must.

The road ends at Ibex Mine, an old mining site opened in the 1880s. High clearance 2WD first 2.8 miles, then high clearance 4WD the last 2.3 miles to the springs and old mining site. 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.



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