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    Death Valley rides? (x-post in Nevada forum)

    I'll be in Death Valley National Park for spring break and was wondering if it is worth while to bring my mtb for a ride or 2. I know that riding in the park is only allowed on paved and dirt roads that allow vehicle traffic but I don't know if any are suitable rides. Also any suggestions for nearby trails would be great. Any insight is greaty appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I do not have much experience in Death Valley, but I have kicked around the Panamint Valley quite a bit. Expect a great deal of sandy, rocky roads to ride on, basically old mining roads cut into the canyons and crossing the valley floors.

    That said, I think if you enjoy the area for what it offers....I think it is beautiful in a stark way....it would be worth a ride or two. But, I would not anticipate flowy singletrack, swoopy stuff, but you probably knew that already.

    Bring big tires or a 29er for the sand and rocks. The wildflowers should be happening now as well.

    I was googling 'bikepacking' a few days ago and came across a guys travels in Death Valley by bike. Pretty cool, but I do not have the linky for ya.
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    Road rides would be great, between the sand and the rocks it is just too much for good MTBing.

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    There was a post not too long ago, maybe in the Passion or Norcal forum. Someone did a ride in Death Valley up to some peak, and posted some pretty great photos.

    National Parks do not allow bikes on single track trails. I think that policy is nationwide. so the Death Valley ride and photos were from a "road". Except this "road" was an old, unmaintained mining road that climbed a few thousand vertical feet. It looked pretty epic.

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    GlowBoy did a writeup on a trip there

    Check it out

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    Check out the road that goes from Panamint valley, over the Panamint mountains, and down into Death Valley.

    Charley Manson's hideout at Barker Ranch
    is up there.

    4x4d it a few years ago. Always wanted to go back and bike it. It's an epic though, and isolated. So be prepared.
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    Thanks for the info.

    I have everything figured out so I dont need any more info

    Thanks again

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