Death Valley National Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Rhyolite, the station
    Rhyolite, the station
    by Martinewezel
  • Rhyolite, ruin
    Rhyolite, ruin
    by Martinewezel
  • Rhyolite, the bank
    Rhyolite, the bank
    by Martinewezel

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Death Valley National Park

  • 1. Other Points of Interest

    The ghost town is located in the Bullfrog Hills, on the border of Death Valley National Park, and close to Beatty. A few ghosts (art from Belgian artists) along the road welcome the visitors. There...

    more
  • 2. Walking / Hiking

    On the western side of the Panamint Range lies a series of interesting canyons. Even when the rest of Death Valley has reverted to its usual dry hues, these canyons provide refreshing bursts of water...

    more
  • 3. Aguereberry

    You can still visit the house of famous prospector Pete Aguereberry. The buildings are in a sorry state, and unfortunately vandals have done their job, but nevertheless this seems a nice and quiet...

    more
  • 4. Bad Water

    When the moon is full, take a walk out along Badwater Basin. Bring a flashlight for sure to help you around. It is the lowest place in North America, and it is eerily quiet and dark. You are miles and...

    more
  • 5. Flora / Fauna

    As you probably know, Death Valley is considered the hottest spot in North America. It once held the record for hottest place in the world for nine years, - at 134F degrees....I think. June july...

    more
  • 7. Sunrise

    Just watched daylight slowly break over Telescope Peak. The sun crept slowly past the thin grayish clouds, burning them into a pinkish orange color that is...

    more
  • 8. Hot enought for you?

    Then highest recorded air temperature in Death Valley is 134 degrees f. The highest recorded ground temperature is 201 degrees f, just lower than the boiling...

    more
  • 9. Experience nature, geology, and history!

    Water spread as far as the eye could see, eighty miles north to south, ten miles east to west, in a lake so vast and a mountain valley so steep that it had to...

    more
  • 10. Rhyolite, ghost town

    Just outside of the park to the northwest lies Rhyolite, an old mining ghost town. It is chocked full of abandoned buildings reminiscent of a mining town that...

    more
  • 11. Amargosa Opera House

    The Amargosa Opera House is located in Death Valley Junction, a tiny town that is about 10 miles east of the park entrance on the drive in from Las Vegas (and...

    more
  • 12. Panamint Valley

    Panamint Valley is a desolate valley that is west of and parallel to Death Valley. The scenery is similar to that offered by Death Valley, but there are far...

    more
  • 13. Close up on a Charcoal kiln

    Of course, if you have driven this dirt road, you know what to expect, however, it makes quite a shock when you all of a sudden discover them after the bend of...

    more
  • 14. Those bad badlands

    The extreme heat is not the only reason why Death Valley is a virtually lifeless zone. This land was once covered with water. When the lakes evaporated, clay...

    more
  • 15. Ubehebe Crater

    Ubehebe crater symbolizes the otherworldly nature of Death Valley's landscape. The crater, which is the product of a volcanic explosion, is located near...

    more
  • 16. Twilight

    Twilight and sunrise are the best times to view the park. While I generally prefer sunrises, there's something special about sitting on the ledge after a long...

    more
  • 17. Darwin

    Darwin is somewhere between Lone Pine and Death Valley. The first white travelers to pass through the area were the Death Valley. Erasmus Darwin French came...

    more
  • 18. Lippincott Mine Road

    This one doesn't even show up on the park service map...for good reason. Want a short-cut out of the Racetrack? Then wander down the perilis Lippincott Mine...

    more
  • 19. Eureka Dunes I!

    These dunes are the best! They put the easily accessible Kelso Dunes to shame. Seemingly out of nowhere these dunes rise from the desert floor as though they...

    more
  • 20. The Racetrack I

    The Racetrack is a 2.8 mile by 1.3 mile playa or dry lakebed that is, "firm, flat and vegetation free". This playa is named the Racetrack due to its oval shape...

    more
  • 21. Fall Canyon Hike

    From highway 190 take the 2.7 mile drive up the two-way portion of Titus Canyon and park. Just behind the restroom is a trail that leads over a rise and away...

    more
  • 22. Ballarat!

    So says the sign: Ballarat3-1/2 milesNow a ghost town, Ballarat served nearby mining camps from 1897 to 1917. They produced nearly a million in gold. The jail &...

    more
  • 23. Geologist Cabin | Butte Canyon

    On a gentle rise in Butte Canyon is the "Geologist Cabin" which overlooks the Stripped Butte. Sited atop Anvil Spring the cabin, like many in the park, is set...

    more
  • 24. Skidoo Stamp Mill

    View of Skidoo Stamp Mill remains and the Panamint Dunes To reach the Skidoo Stamp Mill from Stovepipe Wells travel west 9 miles and turn south on Emigrant...

    more
  • 25. Barker Ranch and Charles Manson

    Deep in the southwest portion of Death Valley is the Barker Ranch House which was made famous in 1969 when Charles Manson and his band of murderous hippies were...

    more
  • Death Valley National Park Hotels

    5 Hotels in Death Valley National Park

    1703 Reviews and Opinions

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Death Valley National Park? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Death Valley National Park

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

70 travelers online now

Comments

Death Valley National Park Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Death Valley National Park off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Death Valley National Park sightseeing.

View all Death Valley National Park hotels