Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Scenic Spots in Death Valley

Aguereberry Point

ereberry Point: 1000 feet higher than Dante?s View, this viewpoint gives a perspective over Death Valley from the west. Along the gravel road is the remains of Pete Aguereberry?s camp and his Eureka Mine. The last climb to the point may require a high-clearance vehicle. Located in the Panamint ...

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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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Artist's Drive

Artist's Drive: Scenic loop drive through multi-hued volcanic and sedimentary hills. Artist's Palette is especially photogenic in late afternoon light. The 9-mile paved road is one-way and is only drivable with vehicles less than 25 feet in length. Drive starts from Badwater ...

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Badwater

Badwater: Lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin is a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. A temporary lake may form here after heavy rainstorms. Do not walk on the salt flats in hot ...

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Black Mountains

The Black Mountains of California are located in the eastern part of the state in Death Valley National Park. The Black Mountains are essentially a continuation of the Amargosa Range, and lie in a generally north-south direction at the southern end. The range reaches an elevation of 6,384 feet ...

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Charcoal Kilns

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns: These ten beehive-shaped structures are among the best preserved in the west. Built in 1876 to provide fuel to process silver/lead ore, they still smell of smoke today. The last 2 miles of gravel road to the kilns are passable to most vehicles. Located in upper ...

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Dante's View

Dante's View: The most breathtaking viewpoint in the park, this mountain-top overlook is more than 5000 feet above the inferno of Death Valley. The paved access road is open to all vehicles less than 25 feet in length and starts east of Furnace Creek on Hwy ...

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Darwin Falls

Darwin Falls is a waterfall located western edge of Death Valley National Park near the settlement of Panamint Springs, California. Although there exists a similarly named Darwin Falls Wilderness adjacent to the falls, the falls themselves are located in and administered by Death Valley National Park and the National ...

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Devil's Golf Course

Devil's Golf Course: Immense area of rock salt eroded by wind and rain into jagged spires. So incredibly serrated that only the devil could play golf on such rough links. The unpaved road starts on Badwater Road and is often closed after ...

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Eureka Valley

Eureka Valley is located in Inyo County, in eastern California in the southwestern United States. It is approximately 28 miles (45 km) long and up to 10 miles (16 km) wide, with elevations varying from 2870 feet (875 m) up to 8456 feet (2575 m). The southern section of ...

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Eureka Valley Sand Dunes

The Eureka Valley Sand Dunes are located in the southern part of Eureka Valley, in northern Inyo County in eastern California, in the southwestern United States. Although covering an area of only 3 square miles (8 km²), the dunes rise approximately 600 feet (180 m) above the surrounding valley ...

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Father Crowley Vista

Father Crowley Vista: A landscape of dark lava flows and volcanic cinders abruptly gives way to the gash of Rainbow Canyon below this viewpoint. Walk the dirt track east of the parking lot for a grand overlook of northern Panamint Valley. Vista located west of Panamint Springs on Hwy ...

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Lee Flat Joshua Trees

Lee Flat Joshua Trees: The finest stands of tree-sized yuccas in the park grow in this mountain-rimmed valley. Take the paved but rough Saline Valley Road to a junction in Lee Flat. The gravel roads in either direction will provide good views of Joshua trees. ...

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes: Tawny dunes smoothly rising nearly 100 feet from Mesquite Flat. Late afternoon light accentuates the ripples and patterns while morning is a good time to view tracks of nocturnal wildlife. Moonlight on the dunes can be magical, yet night explorers should be alert for sidewinder ...

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Mesquite Springs

Mesquite Springs is located in the northernmost part of Death Valley. This part of the valley has numerous cotton top cactus, blister beetles and cholla cactus. On the alluvial fan above the springs there are 2-3 thousand year old petroglyphs from the extinct Mesquite Springs culture. The petroglyphs here are ...

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