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Tea Kettle Junction

Intersection of Racetrack Valley Rd. and Hunter Mountain Rd., Death Valley National Park, CA
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Fun stop on the way to Racetrack

So, this is literally just a sign with tea kettles attached to it. This is definitely not a spot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VaAlleyCat
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Ashburn, VA
Story of gold miners’ thoughtfulness

It was on the way to racetrack and stopped here for a picture. Tour guide mentioned the teakettles... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
TangueraSF
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San Francisco, California
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Intersection of Racetrack Valley Rd. and Hunter Mountain Rd., Death Valley National Park, CA

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this is literally just a sign with tea kettles attached to it. This is definitely not a spot you visit on it's own. We stopped on our way to Racetrack. We did bring a tea kettle and left it to mark our visit. Park...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

It was on the way to racetrack and stopped here for a picture. Tour guide mentioned the teakettles were originally left by gold miners for people coming later. But now teakettles were from tourists.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

It took me just on an hour to get here from Ubehebe crater in a Jeep. You could probably do the trip without 4WD, but high clearance and off road tires are a must. Unfortunately I didn't bring a teakettle.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visited some years ago, and vowed we'd bring a kettle to add to the collection one day. (I'm sure the rangers clear them out periodically...wonder where the old ones go??) For a while, at least, ours joins the rest! First trip we road dual sport...More

Thank VespagirL55
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Different types of kettle are hung on this junction. Not sure how it started and if travellers bring their own kettles to put here but it makes a cute photo.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fun find miles from anywhere and you know your are close to The Racecourse . Bumpy road so nice to get out and stretch you legs and pose in front of the sign.

Thank Charleygirl76
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Don't go out of your way to visit this junction marker. There's nothing to it but a directional sign with teakettles strapped abreast. But, if you happen to be on your way to Racetrack Valley - and if you happen to have an old teakettle...More

Thank JDBonthemove
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

After about 20 miles of washboard dirt road this is a. Ice place to stop and giv your bones a rest and take some photos. Before continuing on the last 5 miles or do to the racetrack

Thank JoeCosentino
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I saw this place along with the race track on a PBS program. I have always wanted to see the race track and our trip to Death Valley in April allowed us a full day of sightseeing. A full day is needed, half for the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is just a signpost directing you to 2 different locations in Death Valley. An off road 4x4 vehicle with high clearance and great trail tires is recommended for this 30 mile one-way backcountry trail. Don't drive your regular car down this trail.

1  Thank Cheryl P
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Response from 427BeatleBob | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I have never tried that route but you basically are going around the playa on the east side. Eventually, you will hit highway 190 west of Paniment Springs. According to my 4-Wheel-Drive book, the trail is rated... More
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