Death Valley National Park attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Death Valley National Park

Dante's View

At 5475ft, the view of the entire southern Death Valley basin from the top of the Black Mountains is absolutely brilliant, especially at sunrise or sunset. On very clear days, you can simultaneously see the highest …
Top Choice Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The most accessible dunes in Death Valley are an undulating sea of sand rising up to 100ft high next to the highway near Stovepipe Wells Village. They're at their most photogenic at sunrise or sunset when bathed in …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Death Valley National Park

Zabriskie Point

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 insp…
Historic Building in Death Valley National Park

Scotty's Castle

Closed due to flood damage and not likely to reopen until at least 2019, this whimsical castle was the desert home of Walter E Scott, alias ‘Death Valley Scotty,’ a quintessential tall-tale teller who captivated peo…
Viewpoint in Death Valley National Park

Aguereberry Point

Named for a lucky French miner who struck gold at the nearby Eureka Mine, Aguereberry Point sits at a lofty 6433ft above the desert floor and delivers fantastic views into the valley and out to the colorful Funeral …
Historic Building in Death Valley National Park

Amargosa Opera House

An opera house in the middle of nowhere? Yes, thanks to the vision of New York dancer Marta Beckett who fell in love with the 1920s colonnaded adobe building when her car broke down nearby in 1967. For decades she e…
Dunes in Death Valley National Park

Eureka Dunes

The far-northwestern reaches of Death Valley cradle these spectacular dunes that, at up to 680ft high, are the tallest in California. It’s a tough slog to the top, but the views and a chance to hear the sands emanat…
Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Racetrack Playa

Past the northern end of Hwy 190, it's slow going for 27 miles on a tire-shredding dirt road (high-clearance and 4WD usually required) to the eerie Racetrack, where hundreds of sizeable rocks have etched tracks into…
Farm in Tecopa

China Ranch Date Farm

Fed by the mostly belowground Armagosa River and at the end of a narrow canyon, this family-run, organic date farm is a lush oasis in the middle of the blistering desert. You can go hiking or bird-watching, stock up…
Ghost Town in Death Valley National Park

Rhyolite

Just outside the Death Valley eastern park boundary, Rhyolite epitomizes the hurly-burly, boom-and-bust story of Western gold-rush mining towns in early 1900s. Hard to imagine today that during its peak years betwee…