Death Valley National Park

Red Cathedral

Red Cathedral is a geological formation located between highways 178 and 190. Formed of steep cliffs, it is composed of red colored oxidized rocks and is visible from Zabriskie point and the Golden Canyon ...

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Racetrack Playa

Racetrack Playa is a seasonally dry lake (a playa) located in the northern part of the Panamint Mountains that is famous for rocks that mysteriously move across its surface. During periods of heavy rain, water washes down from nearby mountain slopes onto the playa, forming a shallow, short-lived lake. ...

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Amargosa Chaos

Levi Noble, a pioneering Death Valley geologist, studied the jumbled rocks of the Virgin Spring area in the Black Mountains in the 1930s. He found this region so complexly faulted and folded, that he named this part of Death Valley the 'Amargosa chaos'. Later researchers found this area equally ...

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Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Special Programs A 12 minute long introductory slide program is shown every 30 minutes. During the winter season, November through April, rangers present a wide variety of walks, talks, and slide presentations about Death Valley cultural and natural history. Exhibits The visitor center has displays dealing with the geology, climate, wildlife ...

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Scotty's Castle & Visitor Center

Special Programs The highlight of a visit to Scotty's Castle is the 50 minute long guided living history tour of the interior of the main house. The tours are first come first served on the day of the tour and the first tour starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available ...

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Borax Museum

The Borax Visitor Center is located in Boron, California, at the edge of California's largest open pit mine. The Visitor Center mission is to educate the public about the important role of mining and minerals in their daily lives. Seven interior exhibits take the visitor through the geology of the ...

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Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak is the highest point within Death Valley National Park, in the US state of California. It is also the highest point of the Panamint Range, and lies in Inyo County. From atop this desert mountain one can see for over one hundred miles in many directions, including ...

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Titanothere Canyon

Difficulty: moderately strenuous Type of hike: no trail; walk gravel wash and cross-country. Distance: 4.5 miles to Lostman Spring; 12 miles to Scotty?s Castle Road. Elevation loss: 1700 down to spring; 4700 feet down to road Water: maybe, at Lostman Spring Start: 11 miles from start of Titus Canyon Road (do not block road) Vehicle ...

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Saratoga Springs

The bubbling waters of Saratoga Springs rise near the southern boundary of Death Valley National Park. Several springs feed three large open water ponds measuring 6.6 acres in size, the third largest marsh habitat in the park behind the Saline Valley marsh in the western portion of the park ...

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Panamint Dunes

Difficulty: moderate Type of hike: no trail; cross-country Distance: 3 miles to dunes Elevation gain: 1000 feet Water: no Start: 5 miles north of Hwy 190 on unmarked dirt road leading past Lake Hill. Vehicle needed: high-clearance Maps: Dunes 7.5 minute topo or Trails Illustrated Map of Death Valley Comments: Hike across the gently rising upper end ...

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