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Panamint Mountains

Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.
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Los Altos, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is like highway one off the California coast. Lots of twisty turns with grand visitas. We stopped several times to take pictures, enjoy watching Coyotes play, and just catch our breath as the sheer drops were sometimes continuous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pretty mountains. Wildrose Road is washed out and closed, so take the 178 to the 180 (those are the main roads) if coming from the south after seeing the Trona Pinnacles.

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Avon, Ohio
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473 attraction reviews
1,031 helpful votes 1,031 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Panamint Mountains are a big part of the reason; after moist Pacific air crosses the coastal mountains and the massive Sierra Nevada range, most of the moisture has been wrung-out as rain or snow yet one more significant barrier exists before passing over Death Valley, wringing-out the last of the moisture in almost all cases, the Panamint Range reaching... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

When you travel to Death Valley from the LA area, consider entering by way of Trona (arm pit of the world) and the Panamint mountains. Use your map and head toward the "Charcoal Kilns" up on Wildrose mountain. Very cool! If you have time consider a hike up Wildrose Peak or Telescope Peak (if you're strong). If your tiers are... More 

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Redding, CT, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Well I entered the park through these mountains. I must admit I was not prepared for the twists and turns and the elevation the road took. Nothing in the guide book about this road....looked fairly straight on the map. But in the late afternoon the Valley colors we fantastic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

If you have the time, it's well worth the trip to drive through Death Valley national park. The desert scenery is spectacular enough, but when you see the mountain ranges, particularly the Panamint Mountains, the views are fascinating. I could barely watch the road, as your eyes are constantly drawn to the changing landscape. Beautiful!

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Victoria, Canada
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They are very pretty and easily viewable from the main roads. No need to go off roading etc, but make sure to be looking for them as they are a nice site.

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the drive from the sand dunes over the hills into the Panamint Valley. Probably the most beautiful scenery of our entire death valley trip!

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Orcutt, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I absolutely love Panamint Valley and it's mountains. Each year I attended PVD I'm in awe. I will continue to enjoy what the desert has to offer as long as I can.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Panamint Range is actually taller than the well known range on the East side of the valley, but suffers neglect from tourists because there are not many paved access roads. If you have a high clearance vehicle, you can drive across the salt pan floor (on designated gravel tracks) from East to West and up some of the valleys... More 

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