Titus Canyon is a 26.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Beatty, NV and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and off road driving and is accessible from November until March.
off road driving
This drive is worth doing for the scenery. If you expect a 4x4 trail then you will be disappointed. The road is rocky and bumpy but if you stay on the tire tracks you will be fine. The road is mild enough to enjoy the vistas and not have to worry about serious obstacles. I didn't see any need to switch into 4 Wheel Drive on the road. Sit back and enjoy the amazing views. I look forward to doing this on a mountain bike.
The narrows are beautiful!!
Definitely a worthwhile trip. The scenery is outstanding and its a great #4/5 (high easy/low moderate) road for a great intro to Death Valley. I took my FJ Cruiser through here in High-4 mode and it was easy-peasy. Saw some non-4x4 passenger vehicles struggling with the rockier portions of the road. Not sure how they made it past Leadfield as there were some serious holes in the rock portion that my FJ filled with 3/4 of a tire. I would have pretty ticked off if one of them had gotten stuck in front of me going down the grade. Its a one way road (for good reason) and it would have been a nightmare trying to go backwards on the trail.. very few opportunities for two cars to pass each other.
Expect soft sandy beds, rocky downgrades, big holes, and lots of rockfall.
Listen to the Planet Earth soundtrack while driving! It will make the experience even more epic.
This is a great introductory off-road experience that will make you want to do more 4x4ing. The road itself is in good enough condition that a passenger could make it, but it would seem like a bad idea afterward. The road itself crosses over red pass which is a good stopping point with a nice vista. Then drops into the leadfield area which is littered with abandoned mines. The ghost town of leadfield is nothing more than a couple run down buildings. Then the drive through titus canyon is amazing, especially the narrows toward the mouth of the canyon. Great drive. Highly recommended.
Incredible driving adventure with narrow passageways and steep cliffs.