Mengel Pass, Death Valley National Park

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#20 of 22 in Nature in Death Valley National Park
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Was a great trip glad I did it was epic beauty at it's best had lunch with the donkeys, better have 4 wheel drive impossible without rocky and some good size dips to cross quietest place I've ever... 
    Was a great trip glad I did it was epic beauty at it's best had lunch with the donkeys, better have 4 wheel drive impossible without rocky and some good size dips to cross quietest place I've ever...  more »
  • Awesome location. High clearance 4wd only. Two abandoned adv motorcycles at toughest rocky section and many broken body panels littering ground as evidence of past accidents. Best for lighter dual... 
    Awesome location. High clearance 4wd only. Two abandoned adv motorcycles at toughest rocky section and many broken body panels littering ground as evidence of past accidents. Best for lighter dual...  more »
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  • Made it all the way to the pass in hopes to get to the Stone Cabin.. didn’t want to get stuck down there. Lesson learned, don’t take a FWD VW Golf LOL
  • We climbed up this pass on ADV Big Bikes; my '04 V-Strom 1000 (pictured) and 2x '13 BMW F800GSs. It's doable, but be prepared to help your buddies pick up their bikes, and the broken pieces too! It's off camber most of the way up, and between the rocky parts there's nice soft stuff to get stuck in when you lose your balance. Have lots of water and patience ready, and wear a hat when it isn't your turn so you don't get sunburned! Also, if you're coming in from the North (Geologist's Cabin), it takes approx 3.5 hours to get to this point. BTW, when we got to the top we encountered no less than 12 4x4s of various types, waiting to go down. We were very stoked to get to the top!!

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