Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point
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A dramatic look-out point in Death Valley.
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  • Jordan P
    Dublin, Ohio6 contributions
    Beautiful view, popular at sunrise
    We came at sunrise with our 2 kids (2 and 6). It’s a short walk on a steep paved path to the viewpoint, but should be relatively easy for most visitors. The parking lot is small so be prepared to wait and circle for a parking spot or arrive early if going for sunrise or sunset. The viewpoint is beautiful with 360 views.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written December 26, 2022
  • lexus_8
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma12 contributions
    Stunning!
    Absolutely stunning views - for anyone with walking limitations it’s incline is easier than it looks with ample areas to stop. Bring a camera and sunrise or sunset changes the appearance greatly. Point can be easily reached by car or you can do a 2.5 mile hike from the golden canyon
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 10, 2023
  • Justin P
    Raleigh, North Carolina4,497 contributions
    Great Sunset Views over the Badlands
    Zabriskie Point is a scenic overlook in Death Valley of badlands, Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch. We ended up visiting twice. The first was part of the Golden Canyon circuit hike - great views, but it was very windy so we didn't stay long. We stopped back again another day just before sunset as this is certainly one of the best places in the park to watch sunset. It's an overlook along CA-190 with a short paved path so very easy to access. We didn't make it back after dark, but I think this would be another good place for stargazing.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 13, 2023
  • tripska
    16 contributions
    Offers incredible views of the surrounding badlands and colorful rock formations
    This stunning viewpoint offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the famous badlands and the Amargosa Range. While the viewpoint is often crowded with tourists, it is well worth the visit for its stunning views and incredible natural beauty. One of the best things about Zabriskie Point is the accessibility of the viewpoint. Visitors can park their car and take a short walk up a paved path to reach the viewpoint, making it easy for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the stunning views. Downside of Zabriskie Point is its popularity. The viewpoint can get quite crowded, especially during peak travel season, which can make it difficult to find a good spot for photos or to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Visitors should plan to arrive early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more peaceful and quiet experience.
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 28, 2023
  • married96
    Fernandina Beach, Florida632 contributions
    GREAT VIEWS IN ALL DIRECTIONS
    Easy access from wide paved walking path to vantage point. It is a little long but take you time. Don't be scared away. Take along water to stay hydrated on hot days as it is very sunny. Several good photo areas with different backgrounds.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Jo P
    Brough, United Kingdom435 contributions
    Spectacular Views
    Not the largest of car parks but there was plenty of space in March but I imagine it may be very busy in the summer. The views were amazing so interesting to see all the different landscapes within one area. A short walk to the viewing point but you could go in longer trials
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • DLP
    New Jersey1,928 contributions
    Reaching the Point
    Drove from Vegas to visit Zabriskie Point. It is a fairly large pull off (with parking area) and a short hike uphill to the viewing area. The temperatures rise quickly this time of year so do not visit during the heat of the day. The views are well worth your time. Stunning!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Shana Bradley
    Rockford, Ohio19 contributions
    Breathtaking Views
    This is a must stop and see when in Death Valley. The views are absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. We went twice, once to watch the sunrise over the point. Highly recommend! The walk to the top is pretty easy. It’s a paved walk way. There’s a portion that does have a pretty steep incline. There’s also hiking trails that start at this location.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
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Shana Bradley
Rockford, OH19 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
This is a must stop and see when in Death Valley. The views are absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. We went twice, once to watch the sunrise over the point. Highly recommend! The walk to the top is pretty easy. It’s a paved walk way. There’s a portion that does have a pretty steep incline. There’s also hiking trails that start at this location.
Written November 25, 2023
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DeFazios_in_Spain
Barcelona, Spain5 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
It’s a must-see if you’re driving across hwy 190 through Death Valley. The entire drive is pretty spectacular in its unique views, but this view stop is special. Clear mornings are best.
Written November 12, 2023
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D Lira
Gravois Mills, MO7 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Friends
It is soooooo hot words can not tell. parks warden looked like they were about to blast the way they spoke to paying tourists.
Written July 28, 2023
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DLP
New Jersey1,928 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Drove from Vegas to visit Zabriskie Point. It is a fairly large pull off (with parking area) and a short hike uphill to the viewing area. The temperatures rise quickly this time of year so do not visit during the heat of the day. The views are well worth your time. Stunning!!
Written July 24, 2023
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Jo P
Brough, UK435 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Not the largest of car parks but there was plenty of space in March but I imagine it may be very busy in the summer. The views were amazing so interesting to see all the different landscapes within one area. A short walk to the viewing point but you could go in longer trials
Written July 16, 2023
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BruinDan
Fullerton, CA2,871 contributions
Jan. 2023
Located 4.5 mi/7.2 km from the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Zabriskie Point is probably the most famous viewpoint in Death Valley National Park. The drive from the Visitor Center will take about 15-20 minutes and brings you to a fairly large parking area, which has a vault toilet and several information boards. From the parking lot the Point can be reached via a .25 mi/400m walk up a hill (with a 49 ft/15m elevation gain) on a trail that is paved and wheelchair accessible, bit also fully exposed.

Keep in mind that Death Valley NP is known for extremes in temperature. It’s best known for its summer heat, but my wife and I visited during late January 2023 and it was very cold at Zabriskie Point, particular given the wind chill factor.

We were there for sunset and were not disappointed. You are afforded an elevated view of the badlands, with their shades of yellow, black and brown, along with the white salt flats in the main valley beyond, and when they are bathed in the golden light of the setting sun, it is indeed a remarkable sight. It was worth enduring the frigid winds, and it is experience we can highly recommend.
Written May 29, 2023
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Ronald B
Orem, UT1,236 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Even though this was our second stop, it was a breath taking experience to catch a glimpse into the eons of geological time in technicolor no less. Easy access and the walk to the point is worth every step.
Written April 13, 2023
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Linred17
New York35 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
Amazing and breathtaking views! A must see on your trip to Death Valley. Points of interest are fairly easy to find - follow the crowds and look for the parked cars.
Written April 7, 2023
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Out This Door
Mesa, AZ236 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Medium sized parking lot, tight, not great for RVs. Short walk uphill on paved trail (not ADA accessible, too steep), to see the vista. Worth the walk.
Written April 4, 2023
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married96
Fernandina Beach, FL632 contributions
Mar. 2023
Easy access from wide paved walking path to vantage point. It is a little long but take you time. Don't be scared away. Take along water to stay hydrated on hot days as it is very sunny. Several good photo areas with different backgrounds.
Written March 18, 2023
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