South Eureka Valley Road

How To Travel The South Eureka Valley Road

South Eureka Valley Road is a very exciting desert drive located in Inyo County is a 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.

Located within the Death Valley National Park, the road is totally unpaved. It’s 15.77km (9.8 miles) long, running from Loretta Mine Road (Death Valley Road) to Eureka Dunes Dry Camp. Eureka Dunes are the highest sand dunes in California at nearly 700 feet. Due to frequent flooding in the area, road conditions often vary throughout the park. High clearance 2-wheel drive required. For the most up-to-date information on road conditions, visit Death Valley’s website at Beyond the dunes the road becomes rough 4WD and is called the Steel Pass Road.
Pic: Richard Lanouette


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