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Titus Canyon

This incredible 27 mile drive covers a wide range of interests, from geology to Native American petroglyphs to an old mining town. If you are very lucky, you may see some desert bighorn sheep. Start off outside of the park in Nevada and drive one way back into the park. This route takes you through some of the most interesting geology in the park. After about 15 miles, you will come to the ghost town of Leadville, started mostly on hype. Leadville only lasted about two years, but for mining buffs, it is a great example with a number of intact buildings. The last 4 miles of the drive take you through the narrows of Titus Canyon. The rock walls are scoured by flash floods, and rise hundreds of feet high, but are less than 20 feet wide in some places.

To get to Titus Canyon you first have to leave the park, headed east towards Beatty, Nevada. After you cross over the border into Nevada, it is almost 3 miles to the turn off for Titus Canyon on the left hand side of the road. This is a dirt road, and high clearance vehicles are needed.