This road is recommended to have a 4X4/AWD vehicle with high clearance. Especially so in the winter months. There is snow and ice during the winter. The craftsmanship is quite precise and impressive. The drive up there offers a nice scenic route as well
We were able to spot Burros, and stop just to take some fun pictures and enjoy the scenery just to get to the Kilns. Once there it's a nice treat to see the Kilns. Was chilly so being a jacket in November .
First off,really never put any thought to the making of charcoal, other that it's scorched to ensure a longer second burn. Anyway, trucked up here hoping the road would continued connect eastward - it didn't yet these were worth the side trip. Hard to believe they are 150 years old, looks like you could produce charcoal today. There's not tons... 更多
The mining in Death Valley was quite the challenge. In an area where the most you see is sage brush, to find a valley with pine for making charcoal was a challenge. This was a 6 mile side trip half of it gravel. Fun side light for us was we saw a small herd of wild burros.
They are old and certainly unusual. We exited DV westbound (highly unusual going to LAS but this is another story altogether) and as we were driving right by them we stopped. Kind of a ho-hum thing to my eye but we went. Glad we went - once.
Kind of a long drive into the middle of no where, but it opens up into a very cool historical find. Great signage to explain who built the kilns, as well as what they were used for. Great place to have a snack or bring a picnic lunch. We traveled in March, and the inside of the kilns were super... 更多
Oh the drive! This seems to be a common theme in the reviews. Yes, it is a long & exhilarating drive at times with some treacherous curves hugging the mountain, but it was worth the effort since we enjoy investigating peculiar sites. All 10 beehives are lined up for your exploration. There was one behind the structures that was in... 更多
It is amazing to find this at the top of a mountain, 8000 feet up. Check for snow conditions in the winter, we went in February and there was snow on the ground. The burners are huge. It is a long drive mostly on paved roads except for the last little bit.
The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns were designed by Swiss engineers and Built by Chinese labors around 1880. These beehive shaped kilns rise approximately 30 feet. There are 10 of them constructed in a neat, impressive row. The native stone used to build the kilns is quite beautiful. This historic attraction is another one of Death Valley's surprises! The kilns were built... 更多