nature trips

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off road driving

wild flowers


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Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and 3 million acres of wilderness. Full of nature and history, there are endless activities in the park. About the size of the state of Connecticut, one can spend weeks exploring Death Valley and only scratch the surface of what there is to see and do.

on Fall Canyon Trail

11 hours ago

This was our last hike. It actually rained a couple of drops. Very easy walk between towering cliffs that we couldn't see the tops of because of the clouds. This was easily the most crowded hike we did. There is room for everyone so enjoy the walk.

on Racetrack Road

12 hours ago

You can tell who's driving the rentals because they're flying down the road. It took awhile in my Tacoma and if you try this in a car(and we saw cars) be careful. But it's worth the trip.

12 hours ago

This is a great hike for winter. I live in Wyoming, so all we have is winter camping. Not my style. Not a difficult hike and navigating was not an issue. Just watch for the entrance to Dead Horse Canyon and you'll be fine. Since we weren't certain of the water situation we hauled our water. No water filter. Maybe not a good idea if it's hot, but for us it was no problem. We did it from the Cottonwood side, and I think this is the better choice.

2 days ago

We hiked the loop up Willow Creek Canyon, over the ridge & back down Sidewinder Canyon. The narrows in the side canyons of Sidewinder were very cool. Very tight & dark in some spots. Could have spent several more hours out there exploring more slots.

6 days ago

Drove in 4x4 Silverado, no problems. Fun scenic road.

Nice but small an crowded. the dunes in mojave are much better

Nice climb at the end, with amazing views.

off road driving
22 days ago

My Jeep Compass got shock oil leaked at the end of the road but managed to get back with careful driving. I've seen Mustang on the road as well. The south end of the lakebed has more interesting rocks. Amazing landscape.

who ever said this is an easy trail did not finish this hike. at some point there's a block makes you think it's the end but it's actually not. a pretty cool hike though.

Fantastic views! It's about 5,000 feet up, and while the valley was 72 degrees, Dante's View was only 42. So bring jackets!

This is a hidden gem in the park. Very nice trail, moderate difficulty.
The visitor center actually has map for this trail, and you can actually download from NPS website.
2.5 hours is enough for out and back.

The trail it self, beautiful. The view at the end on the ridge is breathtaking. You can see the winding canyon you just climbed in colors, and you have view towards artist's drive, further down is the death valley salt flats.

Very beautiful trail, and you will find fewer people the further you hike into the canyon. The scenery is otherworldly and the center of the canyon away from the trailheads is peaceful. There are trail markers throughout, so navigating the canyons is pretty straightforward.

Beautiful hike. Went in November and the temperature was perfect. Does involve crossing small creeks and climbing up wet/smooth rocks so have some traction footwear.

2 months ago

fab views!!