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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.

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Have lived in California over 30 years and never got out to Death Valley. Expected just desert. The highlight of my trip were the mountains. The view of Telescope peak dusted in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
dziran
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Los Angeles
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145 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in California over 30 years and never got out to Death Valley. Expected just desert. The highlight of my trip were the mountains. The view of Telescope peak dusted in snow from Panamint Springs was a real surprise. Enjoyed driving over Towne pass.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main view from Furnace Creek. It amazed me - standing in the desert and looking at snow capped mountains! Photos come out great too.

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Long Beach, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Though we spent much of our time in the Death Valley, we stayed @ the Panamint motel. For what was visable from there the hues of blues/ grays, reds and sand changed with the passing clouds and dusk and dawn. Hope to explore more there next time.

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New Mexico
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167 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We made a long run into the Panamints to visit some old mines over a 4WD road, meeting other non-traditional types along the way. Everybody was friendly and helpful and the mines were simply amazing. What were these old-timers thinking setting up shop in such places? Their craziness contributed to ours and we had a lovely time. Take water!!

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1 Thank puckerstoppled
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

If the weather is fine, Highway 190 through the Panamint Mountains is an absolutely magnificent route. If the weather is not fine, DO NOT be tempted!

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1 Thank Lit-traveler
Flanders, New Jersey
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222 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

From Furnace Creek it is about a 60 mile drive along highway 190. The trip itself has beautiful scenery all along the way. You go from a couple hundred feet below sea level to 5000 feet above. You ca make a food, gas, supplies & souvenirs at the little town of Stovepipe Wells. We ended at "Father Crowley's View" atop... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting layers of color envelope the mountains and make for a picturesque landscape. Easy drive and must see attraction.

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Thank Wendee W
San Marcos, California
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975 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Coming into Death Valley from the west side you go through Trona and the Panamint Valley and Panamint Mountains. There are some spectacular views as you come down into the valley and as you climb the mountains to get over to Death Valley the patterns in the rocks. You can often see military aircraft zooming overhead as this is close... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I came up from Ridgecrest. The Road is well maintained and is an easy drive, except for one 6-mile section that recently washed out. It is graded but quite rough. Proceed slowly, to control dust, and look for areas where there are fewer tracks for smoother travel. It was late May and temperatures were still tolerable. Do bring water and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The drive into Panamint Valley is excellent and in superb condition. Very windy and a motorcycle dream road. Just before Panamint Valley there is a lookout at about 4000' that you could access very carefully in an SUV. The view is incredible. You can see the whole Panamint Valley from there and it's breathtaking. Great side trip. Bring water and... More 

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