Badwater Ultramarathon Route Landmarks

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Landmark Distance (mi.) Elevation (ft.)
Badwater 0 -282
Telescope Peak Sign on L. 1.8 -200
Wide Shoulder on R.
(Parking on right from 3.1 to 3.5)
3.1 to 3.5 -200
Natural Bridge on R. 3.5 -170
Devil’s Golf Course on L.
(Parking on right from 5.5 to 6.0)
5.5 -165
Artist’s Drive entry on R.
(Parking on right from 7.6 to 7.9)
7.9 -165
West Side Road on L. 10.5
Artist’s Drive exit on R.
(Parking on right from 11.4 to 11.8)
11.6 -70
Mushroom Rock on R.
(Parking on right in Mushroom Rock lot)
12.9 -170
Golden Canyon on R.
(Parking on right in Golden Canyon lot)
14.4 -165
Hwy 190 & 178 – Go Left 16.4 0
Furnace Creek Ranch on L.
First Time Station on Left in front of Ranch registration building
17.4 -165
Chevron Gas and ice on L. 17.6 -165
Visitor’s Center on L. 17.7 -170
Harmony Borax Works on L. 19.0 -170
Cow Creek on R. 20.7 -170
1st Marathon 26.2 -170
Beatty, NV turnoff on R. 28.3 -165
Salt Creek turnoff on L. 30.7 -165
Sea Level Sign on L. 31.9 0
Scotty’s Castle turnoff on R. 34.7 -130
Sea Level Sign on L. 35.2 0
Sand Dunes turnoff on R. 35.8 0
Devil’s Cornfield sign on R. 36.1 -80
Sand Dunes on R. 39.9 0
Stovepipe Wells Village
Second Time Station on Left at Hotel Courtyard
41.9 0
Mosaic Canyon turnoff on L. 42.1 5
1000' elevation sign 46.6 1000
2000' elevation sign 50.5 2000
Wild Rose turnoff on L. 51.0 2500
2nd Marathon 52.4 2800
3000' elevation sign on L 53.3 3000
4000' elevation sign on L. 55.7 4000
2nd Radiator Water Tank on R 58.5 4900
Towne Pass summit 58.7 4956
4000' elevation sign on R. 61.5 4000
Vista Point (view of Whitney) 62.2 3500
3000' elevation sign on L. 63.8 3000
2000' elevation sign on l. 66.1 2000
Adopt-a-Highway sign on R 67.7 1800
Panamint lake bed, east edge 68.1 1640
Panamint lake bed, west edge 69.1 1640
Trona turnoff on L. 69.8 1750
Panamint Springs Resort
Third Time Station on Left at Resort
72.3 1970
2000' elevation sign on L. 72.9 2000
Darwin Falls turnoff
(Dangerous, narrow area! No slowing down or stopping except in proper pullouts, miles 74 to 77)
73.3 2500
3000' elevation sign on L.
(Dangerous, narrow area! No slowing down or stopping except in proper pullouts, miles 78 to 81)
75.8 3000
3rd Marathon 78.6 3400
4000' elevation sign on L. 80.2 4000
Large Vista Point on R. 80.2 4000
DVNP Park Boundary 84.9 4200
Saline Valley turnoff on R. 86.0 4800
5000' elevation sign 87.0 5000
Darwin turnoff on L.
Fourth Time Station on Left at turnoff
90.1 5050
5000' elevation sign on L. 92.4 5000
Grave Site on R. 96.3 4100
27.5 mile post marker 100.0 4050
4000' elevation sign on L. 101.6 4000
Hwy 136 & 190 – go straight 102.9 3935
4th Marathon 104.8 3800
Keeler 107.8 3610
Adopt-a-Highway sign on R. 108.5 3605
Dolomite loop turnoff on R. 112.6 3600
Dolomite loop turnoff on R. 116.9 3610
Owen’s River 117.7 3610
Junction Hwy 136 & 395 – go Right (north) on Hwy 395 120.3 3695
Dow Villa Hotel on Right
Fifth Time Station on Right at Dow Villa
122.3 3610
Portal Road light – go Left 122.4 3610
Tuttle Creek turnoff on L. 122.9 3770
LA Aqueduct 123.0 3855
Lone Pine Creek 124.1 4200
Movie Flat Road on R. 125.1 4590
Lone Pine Creek 125.3 4800
Horseshoe Meadow on L. 125.5 5000
Cuffe Ranch turnoff on R. 126.7 5100
Olivas Ranch turnoff on L. 128.0 5300
Lone Pine Campground on L.
(Dangerous, narrow area! No slowing down or stopping except in proper pullouts from here to the finish line, miles 129 to 135)
128.9 5700
Lone Pine Creek 129.2 6000
Inyo Nat. Forest sign on R. 129.5 6000
Large pullout on R.
Sixth and final Time Station on Right in pullout
130.8 6890
5th Marathon 131.0 7000
Switchback to left 131.7 7215
Vista Point 132.4 7400
"Campsites 39-44" sign on R 133.3 7700
Meysan Lakes trailhead on L. 133.5 8035
Family Campsites 133.7 8100
Overflow Parking 134.3 8200
Whitney Portal: Finish 134.4 8360

Official distance is 135.0 miles. Remember all car odometers have error. Distances above are accurate in a relative sense, but you may find variation in the overall distance, as we did when creating the above routesheet.