PS - Death Valley 4x4

  • Mon, March 27, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Fri, March 31, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Death Valley Stovepipe Wells


  • Persons without the NPS senior lifetime pass
  • This is the NPS Senior lifetime pass.
    You must present it upon arrival and registration check-in
  • Additional camp fee due upon arrival at the campground. Select a site and pay registration fee ($14 adult, or $7 for Senior and Access pass)
  • If staying in motel or other accomodation

Join us as we explore some of the backcountry 4x4 roads of Death Valley National Park. We’ll visit such places as Barker Ranch site (last hideout of the infamous Charles Manson), Warm Springs Mine, and Echo Canyon. We have scheduled short and long days 4x4 jeep outings. This will allow flexibility for those wishing to spend time in the park driving to the local sites such as the Devil’s Golf Course, Dante’s’ view, Titus Canyon, etc.

RV Camping is at Stove Pipe Wells. Each RV site has full hookups.  Stove Pipe Wells Village has a general store, restaurant, and gas station. The village/RV site is about 28 miles from Furnace Creek. 

Cancellation for a refund, minus a $10 service fee, must be received by March 20, 2023.


Itinerary ~ (subject to weather and road conditions)


  • 12:00 pm Check in at Stove Pipe Wells Campground. Meet & greet at 6:00 pm


  • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 8:45 am ~ Meet for 4X4 trip ~ Pleasant Valley to Roger’s Pass
  • 9:00 am ~ Depart for trip (long day 7-8 hours)


  • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 9:45 am~ Meet for 4X4 trip ~ Echo Canyon Trail
  • 10:00 am ~ Depart for trip (Short day 4 hours)


  • 7: 00 am ~ Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 8:45 am ~ Meet for 4X4 trip ~ Mengel Pass Trail to Barker Ranch House (Charles Manson’s last hideout)
  • 9:00 am ~ Depart for 4X4 trip (long day 7-8 hours)


  • 12:00 pm check out. Have a safe drive home.

For each of the day trips, make certain you have gassed up the night before. Bring lunch and water for each day trip.

Travel Options

Break up the travel time by spending a night either on the way  and /or on the return trip home at Tecopa Hot Springs and Campground.  Refer to the website below to make your OWN reservations.

Additional items to bring

  • 2-way radio: baofeng uv-5r, available on
  • Reliable 4 WD Vehicle with 2 Speed Transfer Case, tires rated for off road travel
  • Fire extinguisher

 Lodging Options

Tent sites at Stove Pipe Wells Campground, Operated by the National Park Service. First Come First Serve. $12.00 per night

Best sites in the back near the sand dunes

Lodging ~ Stove Pipe Wells Lodge

Stovepipe Wells NPS campground click here for photos and information

Tent Area

Special COVID Related Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this event. 

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