U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Bishop Field Office|
Motor Touring in the Eastern Sierra including Death Valley
This is your chance to use your sport utility vehicle to its full capability. An SUV combines comfort and ease of operation with an extra edge of ability and safety on roads that are steep, winding, rough, rocky or icy. With your SUV, an intelligent and cautious mind, and the tips, checklists (Adobe PDF) (Text Only Version) and directions in this guide, you have what you need to explore and appreciate the backcountry wonders of Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra.
These routes are almost entirely on public land - your land. We chose to feature routes that are adventurous, rich in interest, and reasonably safe (of course conditions can be unpredictable and you drive each route at your own risk).
We also chose routes that you can travel without damaging the land. There are other places for people who want to test the limits of their vehicle by tearing up dirt. We know that the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley draw visitors who appreciate extraordinary natural beauty and want to keep it that way.