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Unbearingly hot when we hiked, but amazing to see the salt flats. It looked like it rained recently or got worn out when we hiked. Had to walk far into the flats to see the honeycomb looking structures. Must see in the park!

hiking
26 days ago

Extremely hot here in June, even the wind felt like a hair drier. You don't really need to hike the whole way as shown on the map here, in fact, the parking lot is directly at the beginning of the canyon and the Natural Bridge is perhaps 10 or 15 minutes up the trail. I still enjoyed the short hike though

Interesting spot to visit. You don't really need to hike very far out to appreciate how hot and inhospitable it is around here.

hiking
26 days ago

Not much of a hike or even a walk from the parking lot but the view of the badlands is simply beautiful, especially at sunset and, I imagine, sunrise.

hiking
26 days ago

A great view that is definitely worth the drive up here. You can chose how far you want to hike and in what direction, or if you're feeling lazy, you don't need to hike anywhere at all and just enjoy the view from the parking lot. Either way, this is a great spot to start your visit of Death Valley if you are coming from the Death Valley Junction. Also, unlike the valley floor, the temperatures are almost bearable up here.

1 month ago

Not a hike really, but interesting views

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this for the early morning Sun. Blue light was amazing!

Worth the small hike. Such a cool formation.

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Enjoyed this, not really a hike but very neat!

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Very cool, went far out and the flats get nearer and more defined. Hot though!!!

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hiking
4 months ago

Multiple different ways on to the path, look around. Death Valley is large so not all paths are well marked but tread paths are clear.

Walking on salt flats. Feel the heat at the lowest point in North America!

This was a nice hike through a canyon. 20 minutes total and nice to have shade from the canyon walls!

hiking
4 months ago

This is breathtaking. Don't worry about those saying that it's too populated. Definitely take the short trail to the overlook and then get away from the crowds by exploring down below. You'll get up close and personal with some seriously gorgeous scenery and won't see another human.

Neat to see, but not one of the best in Death Valley.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the most unique and fascinating places! Salt looks like the piles of dirty snow we get in the spring in Montana. A must do exploration!

A very unique walk on the salt flat! flat, can go as far as you want...must do!

4 months ago

A must see

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

The bridge is only 500 meters away from the trailhead. Honestly, it's not a place surprising me.

A must see place in the park.

Very cool formation. Hike is actually short. You drive up a unpaved and park in a small parking lot.

This area is worth the time it takes to see. Hiked a little ways out past the rest of the people there. The pattern made by the Salt and the view of the entire valley is awesome. On your way back to the car be sure to find the sea level sign perched high above the road in the rock.

hiking
5 months ago

Its a very beautiful Trail thats why I give it 5 STARS....... BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be for-warned this is a tourist trail everybody and there brother including Grandma will be on this with you. I left and came back at 5:00am to hike it alone but about 7 I started seeing people and it started to suck so I left and went to 20 Mule Canyon . See my review at 20 Mule

walking
5 months ago

This was my first stop in Death Valley, entering from the Vegas side. The vantage is a perfect intro to the park and provides you with the lay of the land. The views are obviously weather dependent.

walking
5 months ago

Definitely a unique landscape. Definitely worth a pit stop since you're already in the park. But I'd consider this an interesting photo opp only and not worth a ton of exploration.

hiking
6 months ago

Unique!!

Wow there are a lot of people here—even at 6 am! The view is nice but not worth the crowds and loud people at sunrise.

Instead of watching sunset there, go do the Golden Canyon Hike this early (in the same badlands and canyon) and watch the sun rise up the ridges (its bright enough by 30 minutes before sunrise so you can see well)

Very cool spot!

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