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

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High above the hot desert

When it's hot down load, head high into the pinyon / juniper forest. Some good places are Wildrose Peak, which has a nice trail (4 miles, 2K feet climb) from the Charcoal Kilns... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Boston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When it's hot down load, head high into the pinyon / juniper forest. Some good places are Wildrose Peak, which has a nice trail (4 miles, 2K feet climb) from the Charcoal Kilns (nice graded road to there) - stunning views into Death Valley below after the halfway point. Or continue on the rougher road (sedans can make it, driven... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

These mountains are on the west side. You cross them going into the park. They advise you to turn off your a/c as you are going up but it wasn't much of a problem because although it was hot it was not humid.

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England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We exited Death Valley on this route in the early evening and the whole vista of the mountains and valley was bathed in sunshine and shadows, it was an awesome sight. The road to Lone Pine is certainly one of the most spectacular ways to leave this enchanting if somewhat challenging and dramatic place.

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Stoutsville, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We enjoyed the views and were very pleasantly surprised when we went to Father Crowleys Viewpoint when an F 135 WAS FLYING THROUGH THE CANYON RIGHT NEXT TO THE OUTLOOK. Very exciting. And the views from there were breathtaking.

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Yucaipa, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

On our ride out of Death Valley we took the western route out of stovepipe wells up the valley and then down across the panamint valley ,after you cross it the road go's through a volcanic bed past panamint springs ,they have gas and rooms and a restaurant,at the top is what's up there is a rest stop....stop take a... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Panamint Mountain Ridge is stunning and was covered in snow during our visit. We watched the rain showers drop in sheets from the mountain ridge - quite beautiful. Can't miss them!

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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171 reviews 171 reviews
98 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We always enjoy a trip to the Panamints.....there are plenty of twists, turns, climbs and descents. Many viewpoints to see interesting things....

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Parry Sound, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The mountains are full of curves and significant climbs and descents, so make sure you have a full gas tank before you head in this direction and a car that can handle the stress.

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Los Altos, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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