Zabriskie Point

Top choice viewpoint in Death Valley National Park
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Early morning is the best time to visit Zabriskie Point for spectacular views across golden badlands eroded into waves, pleats and gullies. It was named for a manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company and also inspired the title of Michelangelo Antonio's 1970s movie. The cover of U2's Joshua Tree album was also shot here.