Death Valley National Park - Lizard Head Cycling Guides
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Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley Bike Tour: Highlights

Our Death Valley National Park bike tour rides through a formidable landscape. It is a below-sea-level desert basin surrounded by ragged mountains, salt flats, extreme temperatures and endless sands. Death Valley is also a place of almost supernatural beauty that must be experienced first hand.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides has created a tour through this wondrous terrain. In late fall and late winter the weather is conducive for cycling.  In the late fall the long dark nights make for excellent stargazing. If rain has occurred at the right time and if one looks carefully, both late fall and late winter can produce a colorful bloom of rare wildflowers.  Over the past decade, a “wet” winter has twice created super blooms to this seemingly lifeless wasteland. The weather in late October/November and February/March in Death Valley is generally warm and dry with temperatures in the upper 70’s to low 80’s and cool, clear nights in the 40’s and 50’s.

The Death Valley bike tour is an ideal tour to keep your body moving either late in the cycling season or moving again after a winter off the bike.

Death Valley National Park

A beautifully desolate landscape

Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America

Beautiful warm weather in late winter and early spring!

International Dark Sky Park

Death Valley National Park is designated as a Certified IDA International Dark Sky Park. The skies here are affected by only the smallest amounts of light pollution classifying it at the highest level of IDA designation and star-filled skies, the “Gold Tier”. Astronomical objects seen there are available only to some of the darkest locations across the globe.

Dark skies make for excellent star gazing!

The Early Spring “Super Bloom”

It does not happen every early spring, but every now and then after a “wet” winter Death Valley comes to life in what is called a “super bloom” where a seemingly dead landscape explodes with millions of wildflowers of all varieties totally transforming the desert into a kaleidoscope of color.

Death Valley can bloom in March after a wet winter!

Death Valley Bike Tour: Testimonials

Read what previous guests on our Death Valley Bike Tour have been saying…

The recent Death Valley trip was my 5th Lizard Head trip. It was great…and while it is hard to compare trips since the terrain, leaders, participants and accommodations are all different, this trip definitely had some highlights. Peter and Matt were wonderful leaders. I look forward to more trips in the future. – Michelle

If one wants to see what Mars is like in the Spring go to Mojave Desert! It’s fun to be a part of a group of close family & friends. Thank you all for letting me share in the family. – Ingo

This was our first Lizard Head tour. We all agree that this Death Valley tour rated toward the top of our tour list if not on the top, not only because of the landscape through which we rode, but also due to Dave and Matt’s expertise in the culinary arts (superb), their stocking of snacks, their expertise with adjusting the meet-up hotel, the ride segments they put together to minimize shuttling, and their knowledge of the area. We had a ball. – Joel

Let me say that our Death Valley tour was fantastic! (T)he trip itself was a fantastic experience, with beautiful (desolate) scenery and terrific biking. This was my 7th guided tour and first with Lizard Head and I was very satisfied with your group and impressed with the guides. I liked several aspects and thought Peter and Wylie were absolutely fantastic guides. I look forward to riding with Lizard Head again. – Chuck

What a wonderful time I had meeting and cycling with (everyone)! Beautiful scenery, smooth(ish) sailing (especially when the wind was behind us), great food, and wonderful company. What more could I ask for? – Annette

Great trip. Thanks for the loaner bike. I really enjoyed it. Wiley and Peter are great guides, and seem to work together well. – Barb and Mike

This was my second tour with Lizard Head, and I enjoyed every minute, Thanks! The guides were very accommodating to the different requests of riders, that made the whole experience pleasant. Wylie and Peter complement each other very well. I have been many times in Death Valley, first time biking and the route covers all important points. – Uwe

The Death Valley tour is wonderful. Scenery is gorgeous, climbs are epic, descending is fast and fun, food fabulous, hotels great, and David and Wiley much appreciated. This was my third Lizard Head tour and I am planning to do more. – Sonja

Shauna and David did a great job as our guides – friendly, efficient, willing to help, the food was excellent (fajitas and french toast A+++). It was fun. Good routes; challenging for an early year ride. – Jim

I just returned form the Death Valley trip, it was wonderful. Peter and Dave were great too, I couldn’t have asked for better guides. I’m looking forward to my next trip with Lizard Head. – Liz

We just wanted to tell you that the Death Valley trip was perfect. The logistics, accommodations, food, guides were truly outstanding. Tom, myself and a friend would like to be on the list for Feb 2021 Death Valley trip. Our friend, Debbie was so excited from seeing pictures of the trip, she went out and bought a Peloton so she could spin in the winter months! We will be ready to go! Thank you for a great experience. – Tom and Judy

This trip definitely exceeded our expectations. The group was warm and friendly, the weather was ideal, and the scenery was to die for. David and Peter were awesome guides. The accommodations were terrific. Food was fantastic! It was all great. We’re looking at which Lizard Head trip we should do next! – Mary and Gil

The Feb 16 Death Valley ride was spectacular. I was amazed at all the colors in the mountains there. The sunrises were beautiful (I’m a morning person), Badwater basin was an interesting experience to walk on wearing socks (the path, not off path), the sand dunes were interesting, as was the night sky. – Marilyn

Death Valley Bike Tour: Dates

Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. Please see the Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar for confirmed departures. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891

To easily register for a particular tour, please click the Book Now! link after the tour date listed below. This will select the tour name and the appropriate date on the registration form.

2024 Tour Dates

NOTE: The standard tour is 6-Days. If you want the 4-Day tour, please select “Death Valley National Park 4-Day” on the registration form.

  • October 20 to 25, 2024 (Book Now!) – TOUR A GO!
  • October 27 to November 1, 2024 (Book Now!)

2025 Tour Dates

In the early spring few people are in riding shape. As such, our early spring tours are generally considered training camps and you will be ready for the tour when it is over! 🙂 Fellow riders will have few miles in their legs, so do not let the overall tour mileage worry you. Take it one day at a time and you will finish stronger and happier then before.

NOTE: The standard tour is 6-Days. If you want the 4-Day tour, please select “Death Valley National Park 4-Day” on the registration form.

Tour Status Notes: NO STATUS = Date Set, no riders have signed up. TOUR OPENED = Tour Opened, rider minimums not met. TOUR A GO! = Tour is Go, rider minimums met. SOLD OUT = Tour Full, rider maximums met.

Why Should you Sign-Up Now and OPEN a Tour Date?
This is the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum! We need our cyclists to first commit to the date that works for them so that we can commit to that date.

For starters, when you OPEN a date you get to pick your preferred departure date, and there is no penalty if the tour does not run. Once you pick your tour date, Lizard Head closes nearby dates and funnels all additional riders to your chosen date until the tour meets its 6 rider minimum.

BONUS: As an added bonus, we can also hold a spot for you on another tour date of your choosing. There is no fee to switch to another tour date.

In conclusion, if you want a tour to run, we need you to sign up and not wait for others to do the same! Waiting for others may mean that a tour date takes longer or does not confirm. Just Do It! Once a few riders jump into the proverbial waters, others will follow!

Death Valley Bike Tour: Overview

This tour runs as either a 6-Day or 4-Day tour. The 4-Day tour starts with the itinerary on Day 3.

Reptile Rewards

Tour Length: 6-Days/5-Nights or 4-Days/3-Nights

Arrival/Departing Town/Airport: Las Vegas, Nevada (Harry Reid International Airport – LAS)

Meeting/Ending City: The 6-Day tour meets and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 4-Day tour meets and ends in Pahrump, Nevada.

Total Miles: 225 to 350 miles (6-day tour) | 190 to 275 miles (4-day tour). For extra mileage, E.F.I. (Every Freaking Inch) options exist on most days there is a morning shuttle to the ride start.

Mileage Range: 24 to 73 miles

Ability Levels: Intermediate (2/3) , Upper Intermediate (3) , Advanced (3/4)

Tour Cost – 6-Day: $3,575 per person with shared accommodations. Add $395 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (5-Nights).

Tour Cost – 4-Day: $2,155 per person with shared accommodations. Add $295 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (3-Nights).

Tour Discounts: Please see our Reptile Rewards & Tour Discounts page to learn more about Reptile Rewards, Tour Discounts, and Group Discounts. Tour discounts are not stackable with any other discounts or promotions – only the highest valued discount is provided. Please note that for discounts to apply the tour minimum must be met.

Tour Includes: Daily guide service, 3 or 5-Nights lodging, all meals (except for 1 breakfast and 1 dinner), entrance fees, daily lunch while en route, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, bike rental, and massage (if available) are additional.

Non-Riding Spouses & Partners on Tour: If a non-riding spouse or partner would like to join you on tour and they have their own transportation, they can stay in your room for the cost of the tour's single room supplement. Please note that non-riders cannot check into hotels prior to guide arrival as the guides need to manage the check-in process. Checking in a large group can be challenging and take longer than normal, so non-riders need to hang back and be patient. Non-riding spouses and partners are welcome to join the Lizard Head meal plan which includes breakfasts and dinners for $75 per day. Note: Lunches are not included for non-riders driving their own vehicles due to the inherent variability of both lunch timing and locations. It is best for non-riders to plan to explore each day.

Lodging for 6-Day Tour Includes 5-Nights: (subject to change)

Lodging for 4-Day Tour Includes 3-Nights: (subject to change)

Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests are on-their-own to make reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

The 4-day tour does not include lodging the night before the tour starts (Day 0) in Pahrump, Nevada. Guests are on-their-own to make travel arrangements to Pahrump, Nevada and hotel reservations in Pahrump, Nevada. We recommend the Holiday Inn Express & Suites or the Best Western Pahrump Oasis.

Death Valley Weather and What to Wear

Death Valley is called the land of extremes and from our experience, this is very true! Weather in March can range from near freezing morning temps (30-40°F) towards the beginning of the month to higher afternoon temps (80-90°F or higher) towards the end of the month. There can also be passing rain and/or snow squalls, but being as dry as Death Valley is there is typically little to no accumulation and it dries out very quickly. The wind is another factor as we have experienced gusts 20-30 MPH or greater. The sun is glaringly hot, especially when you are exposed in the open valley.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” – Old Norwegian Saying

We recommend that you pack for dressing in layers so that you can peel them away during your ride as the air warms up. With regular aid stations en route, you can stow your peeled layers in the support vehicle as you move along. Make sure to bring a light rain jacket – a packable one that you can carry with you is a good idea in the event of a sudden squall or for wind protection. Arm and leg warmers are a good idea as well. We will have plenty of sunscreen, but pack some extra and make sure to bring lip balm with a UV protectorate. Also pack some foam ear plugs which help cut down the wind noise and preserve your sanity on those gusty days.

While you do not need to pack EVERYTHING, simply pack wisely with the expectation of varied weather that can and will change on a daily basis. Overall the weather in Death Valley is generally pleasant in March and that is why we run our tours at that time of year, but being well prepared is the best prevention and it will make your tour more enjoyable.

Ability Level: Can I Ride This Tour?

Definition of Ability Levels

= Intermediate (2/3) Rides and/or takes spin classes 1 to 3 times a week for a total of 50 or more miles.
= Upper Intermediate (3) Rides and/or takes spin classes 2 to 4 times a week for a total of 75 or more miles.
= Advanced (3/4) Rides and/or takes spin classes 3 to 5 times a week for a total of 100 or more miles. Has ridden multi-day tours and done a century ride.
= Expert (4) Rides 4 or more times per week totaling 150 or more miles. Rides E.F.I. with regularity. Has done numerous multi-day tours, century rides and races.

How Fit do I Have to Be? If one month prior to the tour, you can ride 2 to 3 times a week equaling a total of 75 or more miles a week, you'll do just fine. We like to jokingly say that "one is ready for a Lizard Head Cycling Tour when they are finished with tour" and this is true! The only way to simulate a week long bike tour is to go on a week long tour.

Our average rider age is 55 years. These are bike tours, not races so we take our time to stop, take pictures and see the sights. We have all day to reach our destination and most riders take "bumps" at some points. We offer reduced mileage options for each day. Of course if someone wants to ride E.F.I. (Every Freaking Inch), we love to show them all the extra climbs, loops and hidden canyons that can be included!

Do the Bump! Daily mileage options allow cyclists of varying abilities to enjoy this tour. One of our favorite options is to give cyclists a "bump" via the support vehicle, or a 10 to 20 mile lift down the road representing an hour of pedal time. After the bump the rider is "off the front" and riding at his or her own pace without feeling they are being left behind the group. They'll then have time to linger and take in the spectacular scenery. All cyclists come together in time for lunch. Afterwards, cyclists can take another bump and/or continue riding.

Seamless Mileage Options: Lizard Head Cycling Guides designs multiple mileage options for each tour – something we're well known for in our business. This technique is similar to heliskiing in that one does not ski everything, they ski the best. 🙂

Slow or Fast? Many cyclists who sign up for our tours have worried themselves silly about not being able to keep up, but then they're surprised to find that all the worrying was about nothing. They do just fine! Slow and Fast only exist relative to other cyclists. Speed does not matter as long as one is moving on the bike. As long as one is moving, they are truly going fast enough.

If you have questions about your ability to ride this tour, please contact our office via email or call us at 970.728.5891 - we'll more than happy to guide you!

Please also see this blog post for more information.

Road Bike Rentals

NOTE: The make, model, and specifications of rental bikes may differ from what is described below. Please contact us if you have any specific needs for a rental bike or have any questions about rental bikes.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides is proud to rent Scott Bikes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn more about our Rental Bikes and Equipment

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing. Please note that E-Bikes are not available for certain tours including those that involve camping. Please contact us for more information before registering for a tour. NOTE: E-Bikes are great, but our tours are designed to be ridden without motorized assistance. We offer "bumps" along the road so that everyone can stay together.

Tandems and Recumbents: Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at or call us at 970.728.5891

Meals On Tour

Lizard Head Cycling Guides provides most meals on all tours (unless otherwise noted) including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guides will prepare a daily lunch en route for nearly every tour, both road and off-road, as well as provide nutritious snacks at periodic aid stations during the day.

Most of our road tours utilize local restaurants for all meals and occasionally guides may prepare a dinner or two during a tour. Due to the nature of being "off the grid", most of our off-road tours feature guide prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. FUN NOTE: When guides prepare a meal in camp and the guests sit around and watch, this is called "Guide TV". :)

We also pride ourselves on being able to cater to specific dietary requests and needs, so rest assured that you will be able to get the nutrition that works best for you during your tour. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, or a someone who loves it all – we will keep you well fed during the tour!

Lunches: Lizard Head Cycling Guides prepares healthy lunches to keep you going. We will serve you fresh organic fruits and veggies, salads, hummus, sandwich fixings, nuts, gourmet cheeses and, of course, plenty of salty/sweet snacks such as chips and cookies.

Dinners: On our road tours, Lizard Head Cycling sources our favorite restaurants in each town that we visit. Our guides focus on establishments that offer fresh and local ingredients and guests choose whatever they desire to eat off the menu including: appetizer, salad, entrée, and of course, dessert... yum! :) Also, while on tour if a guest wants to dine early before the group and go to bed, this is fine. We understand that on some days sleep is the most important post-ride element.

Overall Route Map

Death Valley Bike Tour: Itinerary*

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations, road construction, road closures, and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Also, the distances and elevation profiles shown below may not reflect the actual distances and elevations while on tour as these are provided here to give an idea as to the anticipated mileage and terrain. Please view this itinerary, the distances, and elevation profiles as a general outline as to what to expect while on this tour.

PLEASE NOTE: The 4-Day version of the Death Valley Bike Tour includes the itineraries for Day 3 through Day 6.

Day 0: Arrival in Las Vegas (6-Day Tour) or Pahrump (4-Day Tour)

Day 0 is the day before the actual tour starts where guests either drive to Las Vegas, Nevada or fly into Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) for the 6-Day Tour, or travel to Pahrump, Nevada for the 4-Day Tour.

6-Day Tour: After arriving in Las Vegas, guests stay that evening at the designated meeting hotel and the tour starts early the following morning on Day 1 by riding from the hotel to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You can leave a car at the designated meeting hotel for the duration of the tour if you stay there before and/or after the tour. Additional information will be provided when you sign-up for this tour.
Note: The Night 0 hotel on the 6-day tour is not included in the tour cost.

4-Day Tour: Guests are on-their-own to make travel arrangements to Pahrump, Nevada and lodging reservations in Pahrump, Nevada on Day 0. If flying into Las Vegas, the easiest way to Pahrump is to rent a car for the duration of the tour, leave it at the meeting hotel, and at the end of the tour we will shuttle you back to your car in Pahrump. Alternately, FlixBus runs a couple of buses between Las Vegas and Pahrump each day, so make a one-way bus reservation from Las Vegas to Pahrump on Day 0 and then we will shuttle you back to Las Vegas at the end of the tour. The 4-Day tour starts at 6:30 AM the following morning on Day 1 (this is Day 3 on the 6-Day Tour) where we will meet you at your hotel in Pahrump to shuttle into Death Valley to begin the tour. Please understand that in order for us to get you back to your vehicle in Pahrump at the end of the 4-Day Tour, you must meet us in Pahrump at the beginning of the 4-Day Tour.
Note: The Night 0 hotel on the 4-Day tour is not included in the tour cost.

Day 1: Red Rock Canyon and Old Spanish Trail
Red Rock Canyon: 21 miles with up to 1,760 feet of climbing
Old Spanish Trail: 28 miles with up to 640 feet of climbing

On this first day, we gather early morning in the rear parking area at the meeting hotel in Las Vegas to hold a brief meeting and to load gear into the support van and trailer. We then start our ride from the hotel traveling through western Las Vegas streets to begin the first of two rides today at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – an area of beautiful red rock formations and sandstone peaks that is best enjoyed from the saddle of your bike as you gently pedal through the park.

After the ride through the conservation area, we exit the park to enjoy a gourmet lunch and then shuttle a short distance to begin our second ride of the day along Old Spanish Trail in California. The Old Spanish Trail was an early 600+ mile long trade route between Taos, New Mexico and southern California through some of the most arduous terrain in the region. This 28-mile long ride is almost all descending through the Nopah Range Wilderness Area where we soon find ourselves completing our riding for the day in the small California desert town of Shoshone.

Day 2: Salsberry Pass to Furnace Creek
Standard: 62 miles with up to 1,500 feet of climbing
E.F.I. – Shoshone to Furnace Creek: 74 miles with up to 3,325 feet of climbing
Lower Mileage – Salsberry Pass to Badwater: 44 miles with up to 750 feet of climbing

Today is the day that we ride into Death Valley National Park. After a short early morning shuttle from Shoshone, California, we start the riding from the heart of the Amargosa Range and into the park where riders are rewarded with a 14 mile screaming descent into Death Valley! There are also E.F.I. (Every Freaking Inch) and Lower Mileage options for today’s ride, but all routes enjoy this incredible drop into Death Valley.

Once we reach the valley floor, the route meanders north through otherworldly rock formations until we reach Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America at nearly 280 feet below sea level. Here guides will prepare lunch while guests can take the short hike out into the salt flats.

After lunch we continue north through the heart of Death Valley to finish off the last 17 miles and end the day at Furnace Creek to check into our lodging for the night. Enjoy a well deserved and refreshing dip in the spring fed pool before dinner!

Day 3: Dante’s View and Artists Drive
Morning Ride: Dante’s View: 52 miles with up to 5,820 feet of climbing
Afternoon Ride: Artist’s Palette: 25 miles with up to 2,350 feet of climbing

With a layover at Furnace Creek, two rides are offered today: Dante’s View in the morning and Artists Palette in the afternoon. Since this is a layover day Furnace Creek, you can opt to go on both rides or just one. Optional hiking today can be just a few miles and up to eight miles along the Zabriskie Point Trail, the Golden Canyon Trail, and the Gower Gulch Path.

NOTE: Both route options below can be shortened to cut out some of the climbing, distance, or both. This is what we call a “bump” and we can tailor any route to your riding desires.

Of the two cycling routes today the first is a very challenging 52 mile out-and-back ride from Furnace Creek to Dante’s View where the first half is an HC (beyond category) climb for 26 miles gaining over a mile in altitude, but the climbing is worth it as the view of Death Valley from Dante’s View is simply stunning! In fact it is from here where the original Star Wars movie filmed the view of the Mos Eisley spaceport on the fictional planet Tatooine. When you are done admiring Dante’s View, the best part of the ride is the vertical mile screaming descent along those same 26 miles back to Furnace Creek! NOTE: A lower mileage/climbing option is available at 39 miles and 3,540 feet of climbing.

The second cycling route will be along the floor of Death Valley with some short but steep climbing. Starting from Furnace Creek, riders will back-track part of the route from the previous day’s ride, but then divert onto the incredibly beautiful Artist’s Drive – a one-way road through an alluvial fan of very colorful rock formations caused by the oxidation of different metals. Descending through the narrow canyons on a narrow strip of beautiful pavement is a ride you will soon not forget!

Day 4: Ubehebe Crater
Standard: 55 miles with up to 3,575 feet of climbing
Lower Mileage: 42 miles with up to 2,050 feet of climbing
E.F.I.: 74 miles with up to 3,990 feet of climbing
SUPER E.F.I: 103 miles with up to 4,850 feet of climbing

With longer mileage options and a reasonable amount of climbing on tap, today will certainly be more of a challenge than previous days. Since this is an out and back ride, there are many options for both E.F.I. riders and those looking for less miles. This being a long day, we need to start early from Furnace Creek with a morning shuttle and then by pedaling our way north towards Ubehebe Crater – a half mile wide, 500 foot deep volcanic maar crater (a volcanic crater caused by an explosion which occurs when groundwater comes into contact with hot lava or magma) formed about 2,000 years ago.

After Ubehebe Crater and lunch at the Grapevine Ranger Station, riders head back south to end where the ride started. E.F.I. riders continue on to Stovepipe Wells where their ride will end. Those doing lower mileage can load into the support van at one of the various aid stations to complete the journey. Tonight and tomorrow night we stay at Stovepipe Wells Village, another small oasis in this arid desert.

See a time-lapse video from Beatty, Nevada, over Daylight Pass and to Ubehebe Crater.

Day 5: Emigrant Canyon and Mosaic Canyon
Morning Ride: Emigrant Canyon Out & Back, 46 miles with up to 5,340 feet of climbing
Optional Afternoon Hike: Mosaic Canyon (2-4 miles)

With another layover day comes options with a ride in morning and hiking in the afternoon. The ride for today will be up into Emigrant Canyon in the shadow of the Panamint Range which is home to Telescope Peak, the highest point in Death Valley at 11,043 feet. However, you will not be riding that high as you go only partially up the road leading to Telescope Peak. Since this is an out-and-back 46 mile long route with nearly a mile of elevation gain, those on the ride can go the full distance, or turnaround earlier if they are looking for less mileage and climbing.

After the morning ride and after lunch back in Stovepipe Wells an optional hike through nearby Mosaic Canyon is highly recommended. The passing of grit-laden flash floods have scoured the narrow canyon and polished the smooth marble walls to a beautiful finish.

Guides will prepare an early evening dinner with a hearty meal cooked over a campfire followed by a short shuttle to nearby Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes to view the ethereal golden hour light cast over the dunes and then marvel at the star filled night sky.

Day 6: Daylight Pass to Rhyolite Ghost Town
Standard: 27 miles with up to 4,950 feet of climbing
Shorter Distance: 17 miles with up to 2,465 feet of climbing

The final day of our Death Valley tour has arrived and although it is only 27 miles in length, this ride will certainly be demanding given that we will climb from sea level to Daylight Pass at over 4,300 feet in altitude in the first 16 miles after which we soon cross back into Nevada. However, the last 11 miles will be an easy cruise with a fast downhill followed by a smooth straight road along the flats to the Rhyolite Ghost Town, where the ride ends and ghostly exploration begins.

NOTE: A shorter option of 17 miles and 2,465 feet of climbing is available.

Here we will enjoy one last lunch and then shuttle about 2½ hours back to Las Vegas to end the tour. What a great week!

Death Valley Bike Tour: Logistics & FAQs

General Tour & Cancellation Policies

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of our tour and cancellation policies, which can be found by clicking here.

Travel Insurance

If you have not already, now would be a great time to consider adding travel insurance to your tour. You are welcome to use any travel insurance company you would like. We recommend Generali/Trip Mate.

Generally, if contracting COVID causes clients to cancel or interrupt their tour, trip insurance companies would treat it as any other illness as long as it is contracted after the insurance was purchased. Please check your individual plan documentation for details. Please note that quarantine is usually only covered if clients are actually sick with COVID. If a state requires quarantine upon arrival because of standardized state law, coverage is generally not covered. Again, check your individual plan documentation for details.

American Guests - use this link:

  • The Premium Plan is the only plan which offers Pre-Existing coverage so long as the plan is purchased prior to Final Payment.
  • The Premium Plan is the only plan that offers an optional Cancel For Any Reason - the policy must be purchased within 24 hours of initial trip deposit, the full trip cost must be insured, and if they cancel for Any Reason, it must be 48 hours prior to departure, and the reimbursement for an Any Reason claim is 60% of pre-paid, insured, non-refundable trip cost.
  • Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-874-2442 for coverage questions and policy modifications or to purchase by phone. Agency Code: LIZA0855

Canadian Guests - use this link:

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