Backpack Fall Canyon

Titus Canyon Road - Search Nearby - Added by Andrew Conway

Jaw dropping views greet hikers around every twist and turn through the canyon. This is a must do if camping at Death Valley.

The trail head is north of Furnace Creek at the Titus Canyon parking lot which is clearly marked on any park map. On a busy weekend cars are lined up along the road leading to the parking lot which has a restroom. Note that there is no water source here. To begin the hike in, take the trail on the left of the restroom.

The hike leads you around cliffs offering spectacular views of the entirety of Death Valley. The trail then enters the canyon through 3 miles of beautiful rock formations. There is little to no elevation change and it is a fairly easy hike. After 3 miles, you will reach a dry fall which is seen in the second picture above. To continue beyond the fall to the camp, you must take a more complicated route. About 100 yards before the dry fall, there is a path that you can climb up on the right if facing the dry fall. This path is pictured in the last photo above and begins above the small pile of rocks. It is obviously not clearly marked in any way. However, once you are able to climb up the path, there is a clear trail leading beyond the dry fall towards camp. Note: this climb is not simple with a full pack and may require passing up packs or investigating alternate routes.

Hiking one more mile in leads you though a series of slot canyons and more spectacular views to a clearly marked campsite on your right, as pictured above in the fifth picture. The campsite is also equipped with a fire pit but the use of a campfire is not allowed in the back country in Death Valley.

Distance

8 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Scenic

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