Titus Canyon is a reasonably exciting drive! It starts out inasupiciously enough - a long straight stretch of dusty road out across a nearly flat desert valley begins to wind up gentle hillsides. The gradual slopes soon give way to steeper grades and deeper canyons. About the time you think you should be heading into a canyon down into Death Valley, the road takes an abrupt turn and begins a steep ascent along a ridge high above the valley floor. Soon, you reach Red Pass and you realize the past 10 miles were just prelude. The entire drive is only 26 miles. The one lane, one way road was in good repair but not designed for the timid driver. High clearence is recommended. Google maps suggests you can make the trip in an hour and a half. It took us two and a half hours, what with stops to take pictures and peek in mine shafts, etc.