Re: 2wd Ford on DV roads?
Posted by Richard on April 04, 2002 at 14:24:08:
In Reply to: 2wd Ford on DV roads? posted by VA on March 26, 2002 at 00:49:33:
I have driven all these roads in the past 3 years in rented SUV's. At the time I was on them, I felt that a standard passenger car could have done them all if taken slow and easy.
I suspect that the Mosaic Canyon road is kept in good shape because it is short, leads to a popular spot, and is next door to Stove Pipe Wells.
The road from the Scotty's Castle area to the Eureka Dunes was just a lot of washboard - bouncy, but no obstacles.
The Race Track was the worst of the three with sections of both washboard and loose rocks. There were two small washouts. Nothing that would stop a sedan, but you would have to creep at a very slow speed.
As mentioned, the weather could change all of these drastically. So, check with the rangers for latest conditions.