Death Valley National Park Things to Do

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  • 26. 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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  • 27. 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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  • 28. Ghost Town

    Rhyolite is one of the largest ghost towns in America, but gets overlooked as it is on the Nevada side of the state line, barely within the limits of Death Valley National Park. There are few...

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  • 29. Father Crowley Point

    If you drive all the way to the western side of the park, past Panamint Springs, you can climb to a mountainside turnout and see a small monument and walk to this overlook. In all honesty, it's not so...

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  • 30. 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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  • 31. Borax Museum

    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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  • 32. 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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  • 33. Salt Flat

    It appears the valley is still rich with borates minerals, which in turn the boron comes from. Borates are minerals containing boron, fifth element on Periodic Table, trace amounts exist in rock,...

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  • 34. 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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  • 35. 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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  • 36. Charcoal Kilns

    The kilns were designed by Swiss engineers and constructed by Chinese laborers. It was closed after only 3 years of production. Due to their brief life and remote location, these kilns may be the...

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  • 37. Aguereberry Point

    For years did a guy live and work all by himself in the heart of the desert, looking for gold. He made about 175.000 dollars..during his whole life. Not very impressive perhaps, but the mines are...

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  • 38. Death Valley National Park

    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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  • 39. 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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  • 40. 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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  • 41. 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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  • 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. 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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