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This trail leads through the 12-mile Titanothere Canyon. It is not recommended for summer use due to extreme heat.

Titanothere Canyon is accessible via Titus Canyon Road. The canyon lies in the Amargosa Range of the Grapevine Mountains. It leads southwestward from Titus Canyon Road 12 miles to Scotty's Castle Road. This canyon makes a good shuttle hike, if two cars are available.

Begin the hike on Titus Canyon Road approximately 11 miles west of Highway 374. This wide canyon begins from Titus Canyon road at two places, just make sure you park so that you are not blocking the road. The trail begins from the westernmost fork of Titanothere Canyon, on the right side of Titus Canyon Road, at an approximate elevation of 4,755 feet.

The canyon immediately begins to lose elevation as it drains into the Salt Creek valley. Hikers will enjoy springs, fascinating geologic formations and spectacular views of Death Valley along this 12-mile route. Lostman Spring lies at four and a half miles from Titus Road, and makes a good turn around point if a shuttle is not available. Conditions in this area are very hot in the summer, therefore this hike is not recommended from June through August. Bring lots of water in preparation for the extreme heat.

Directions: From Beatty, Follow Highway 374 westward into Death Valley National Park. Look for the Titus Canyon Road on the right side of the road. Follow Titus Canyon Road 11 miles to the trailhead.

Elevation: 4,755 feet

Ending Elevation: Sea Level

Elevation Gain: 4,700 feet

Distance: 12 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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