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Titus Canyon Road from Beatty to the narrows
In the Grapevine Mountains, Death Valley National Park, California


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The Titus Canyon Road climbs slowly west from near Beatty

The Titus Canyon Road climbs slowly west from near Beatty

It is not very scenic, but the first few miles of the road hint at the huge wilderness area ahead.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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White Pass is the first summit on the Titus Canyon Road

White Pass is the first summit on the Titus Canyon Road

After a long gradual climb from Beatty the Titus Canyon Road crosses into Titanothere Canyon, named for a notable fossil discovery.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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Red Pass is the dramatic high point of the Titus Canyon Road

Red Pass is the dramatic high point of the Titus Canyon Road

Titus Canyon is best known for the narrows of the lower canyon, which can be entered on foot from Death Valley. But the upper parts of the road follow an interesting route, one way, across the mountains before dropping into the canyon. This 5250 foot (1600 meter) pass is the divide between Titanothere Canyon and Titus Canyon.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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At the summit of Red Pass

At the summit of Red Pass

Red Pass is the highest point along the Titus Canyon Road

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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Mine tips at Leadville

Mine tips at Leadville

Small waste tips mark the site of mines in the canyon above Leadville on the Titus Canyon Road

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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Scanty remnants of the ghost town of Leadville in Titus Canyon

Scanty remnants of the ghost town of Leadville in Titus Canyon

Leadville in the Grapevine Mountains boomed in1926-27, then the limited ore deposits were exhausted. Stock frauds continued, however, selling assets in mines that were already abandoned.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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Just above the narrows of Titus Canyon

Just above the narrows of Titus Canyon

The Titus Canyon Road winds through a broad bowl-shaped valley which gradually narrows to an open canyon with a gravel wash. Just past this point the walls close in to the width of the streambed.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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Tiny but important Klare Spring in Titus Canyon

Tiny but important Klare Spring in Titus Canyon

Today Klare Spring in Titus Canyon is of vital importance to the bighorn sheep herd in the Grapevine Mountains. In earlier days it was a resource for Native Americans, as evidenced by the petroglyphs on these rocks.

Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 13, 2014
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