Towne Pass, Death Valley

 Towne Pass, Death Valley   

Towne Pass East begins a mile west of Stovepipe Wells, CA and is the highest ranked climb in Death Valley. There is very little vegetation along this climb, and no trees. As with most of the Death Valley climbs, the views are very stark and high desert-like. This climb is one of the less scenic of the five Top 100 climbs located in Death Valley, but certainly a cycling challenge. Do not attempt these climbs in the summer, when the average? high temperatures range from 106°-116° between May and September. The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth was in Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913 (134?/56.7?) and, while that record has been challenged, the “alternate” record is also held by Death Valley in 2013, when it was 129.2F/54.0C.


Region: California
City: Stovepipe Wells

Distance: 32.79 km
Elevation Gain: 1510 m
Elevation Loss: 389 m
Difficulty: 1091 (Very Hard)
FIETS Index: 9.47 FIETS
Avg Grade: 5.61 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: -1 m
Max elevation: 1509 m
Ride Category: Epic Climb

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