dogs on leash
off road driving
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.
Very remote and terrain is rough if you are not in a high clearance rock crawler with aggressive tread. Rock gardens sharp rocks uneven terrain and narrow passes you are asking for body damage or blown tire - have a patch kit / spare / jack plenty of water if you have to hike out to eureka dunes or to the hot springs. At night ensure you have enough light 180 degree coverage to maneuver around obstacles and tons of desert critters. You have to try it - stock vehicles beware if you are a novice and don't know how to recover your rig. Tourists go in a group with guide and you will love the experience!
Jon Marc L. on Dante's View Trail
Amazing views. Easy walk.
From a photographers point of view, I found Mesquite sand dunes much more photogenic, I guess from a hiking point of view these might be cooler, definitely more of a challenge with the height of the dunes. The road there was worse then the road to the racetrack, even for my SUV. Not sure I would do again, going here will take a whole day, plan accordingly