Death Valley National Park Things to Do

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  • 26. Borax Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This building is the oldest in Death Valley. Originally it was an office, a bunk house and the ore-checking station for the Borax miners. It has been moved from Twenty Mule Team Canyon to Furnace...

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  • 27. Father Crowley Point

    The Point is named after Father John J. Crowley known as the Padre of the desert who guided people in the area. He past away in 1940. One interesting fact about Father Crowley, in 1934, he was the...

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  • 28. Devil's Cornfield

    This area is very near the Mesquite Sand Dunes and was named because it resembles a cornfield(?). The plants are actually mostly arrowweed. If some poor farmer's cornfield looks like this he's going...

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  • 29. Ashford Mill Ruins

    The ruins of Ashford Mill on right on Badwater Road and easy to find. Several structures still exist and it was interesting to wonder around. There is a picnic table and pit toilet at the site. The...

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  • 30. Salt Flat

    At the Badwater Basin view area there is an interpretive sign pointing out the Salt Flats. However what is shown in the photo is not what is at Badwater Basin. What is at Badwater Basin is what looks...

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  • 31. Aguereberry Point

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Aguereberry Point offers a great view of the valley floor. Views of Badwater basin can be seen. Beautiful rock banding showing the layering of time. The point was named after Pete Aguereberry who is...

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  • 32. Death Valley Museum

    The Death Valley Museum is free of charge and is located inside the Furnace Creek Visitors Center. It is a nice place to take a break from the heat and learn about the valley and its inhabitants and...

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  • 33. Happy Canyon

    So much is on the east, north and south sides of DV. What about the westside? Well there are canyons and ghost towns there as well. Happy Canyon is near the ghost town of Ballarat. Maybe a 3 mile hike...

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  • 34. Wildrose Trail

    Near Wildrose Peak, in the Panamint Range, are the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. Built in 1877 to process the local juniper and pinon pines into charcoal for a mine about 20 miles away, they rather...

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  • 35. Panamint Valley

    Part of Death Valley National Park, Panamint Valley lies west of Death Valley and features a perfectly straight road down one side of the mountains for about 6 miles, across the dunes of the valley...

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  • 36. Death Valley National Park

    5 out of 5 stars

    Death Valley has a lot of superlatives associated with it: Hottest; driest; lowest. It is the hottest place in North America because of its low elevation and the surrounding mountains recirculate the...

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  • 37. Racetrack Valley Road

    Teakettle Junction (elevation 4,150 feet). The sign marking the junction is decorated with several old teakettles, cups, an electrical outlet and coffee pots. An iced tea sure would have hit the spot...

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  • 38. Wildrose Canyon

    Wildrose Canyon is located off Hwy 178 just past Stovepipe Wells. It is a beautiful drive along a winding and narriow road through the canyon which leads to Mahogany Flat, the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns...

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  • 39. Darwin Falls

    Perhaps one of the coolest sights in the park, but it is not easy to find! First, you have to watch for a turnoff just west of Panamint. There's no sign, just a road that wraps around the mountain....

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  • 40. Salt Pinnacles

    Here you can see what the Salt Pinnacles at Badwater look like. They are formed when salt in solution rises from the water table. On reaching the surface, the water evaporates and the salt, which is...

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  • 41. Emigrant Pass

    Arriving at Death Valley by "Emigrant pass" was certainly more impressive for the first immigrants that arrived there. Now, an excellent paved road offers a comfortable access and though the mountains...

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  • 42. Gower Gulch

    The name isn't exactly inspiring, but if you do only one hike while in Death Valley, make it this one. The views are unbelievable. The golden slanting rock walls intersperced with various shades of...

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  • 43. Mesquite Junction

    Mesquite Junction is higher in elevation, the soil is less salty and plants succeed in growing, though the environment remains very hostile and few are the species that can handle it ! They are called...

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  • 44. Eurika Valley

    Eurika valley is lower in elevation than Immigrant Pass and thus some vegetation comes back. That cannot bare the name of meadow, there are scattered bushes which apparently are enough for cows to...

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