Originally Posted by joefromsf
Death Valley if a very large park. I've got extensive experience riding dual sport motos and my 4x4 van along most of the park's dirt roads. It would be easier to provide meaningful suggestions if you could give us a general idea of your route thru DV and what area would be most ideal for you to stop for the night.
Also, do you want to do the minimum driving off your route to be legal and secluded? Or willing to spend more time for a better spot?
Thanks so much Joe
Sorry to be not more specific initially
So my ambitious plan is to arrive to Panamint Springs area about 2 pm-ish…. on a Thursday. Early April coming up.
Probably best if I stop for the dinner / camp / crash out a little ways east of Panamint Springs… but ideally somewhere silent and scenic… then hit the road early the next morning.
Probably dont want to dive more than about maybe 20-ish minutes on a dirt road to get to a campsite for the night.... i will have been driving all day and will be quite tired.
Maybe I camp somewhere just east of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes + adjacent Stovepipe Wells?
Things I’d love to see the next day if I can somehow squeeze it all in
Devils Golf Course
Artists Drive / Artists Palette (at sunset)
(likely won’t have time for Dante’s View)
(likely won’t have time for Rhyolithe Ghost Town in NV outside of the park, sadly - too far north east for the time I have)
(I would love to see The Racetrack but sadly i know it is a 28 mile dirt road trip, so sadly I will not have time for it.)
Then exit out the east side on the 190 to drive 2 hours that Friday early evening… to overnight camp at Lovell Canyon. NV, near Vegas.
Thoughts? Thanks. :-)