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

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Breathtaking coated with snow

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
51 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Avon, Ohio
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847 reviews 847 reviews
562 attraction reviews
1,203 helpful votes 1,203 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
81 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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115 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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