Death Valley Loop, Van IV

Death Valley: Land of extremes. A wonderful and mysterious place, this valley supports nearly 1,000 native plant species on only two inches of rain a year. Desert winds whisper through the valley floor 282-feet below sea level and, 15 miles west, the 11,000-foot Telescope Peak remains shrouded in snow and ice until late spring.

Stretch your legs on this early season, van-supported adventure and pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life. We’ll explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley, and we’ll retrace the route of the ’49ers and pioneers who arrived via ox-drawn wagons on the Old Spanish Trail to this special place in eastern California.

We’ll enjoy spectacularly clear nights and embrace desert solitude on this six-day tour.