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Mountain biking is permitted on any of the back roads and roadways open to the public (bikes aren’t permitted on hiking trails). A free flier with suggested bike routes is at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center; Bicycle Trail, a 4-mile round-trip trek from the visitor center to Mustard Canyon, is a good place to start. Bike rentals are available at the Furnace Creek Resort, by the hour or by the day. 760/786-3371
Spirit of the Mojave Mountain Biking Tour. Mountain bike into the heart of Death Valley during a six-day adventure through the national park. The 110-mile journey (on single-track trails) includes accommodations (both camping and inns). Tours are $1,190 per person; bikes, tents, sleeping bags, helmets, and other gear may be rented for an additional price. Tours are available February–April and October only. Death Valley National Park, CA. 800/596–2953 or 702/838–6966. www.escapeadventures.com.