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Panamint Mountains

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Mountains
Description: Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Wallingford, Connecticut
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149 reviews 149 reviews
68 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you are visiting the Panamint Mountains, I would highly recommend a hike up Wildrose Peak (elevation 9065,' vertical gain about 2200,' 8.4 miles roundtrip). The hike to the top of Wildrose Peak took me about 4 hours roundtrip. The views at the top of the peak of Badwater Basin the Telescope Peak were very beautiful. I would say the... More

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Tehachapi, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Beautiful range. Some snow on the mountains when we were there. The lighting at dusk made them very beautiful. Take your camera!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

These mountains are rarely discussed, so to be in Death Valley and learn of the plate shift and creation of the mountain ranges is fascinating. They surround the Valley on one side and Mt. Whitney just peeks over them.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We drove from Stovepipe Wells to the west side of Death Valley, towards Shoshone. The drive through the mountains was breathtaking and terrifying. I have to do all the driving on our trips due to motion sickness and I don't consider myself all that dainty, but this drive had my palms sweating from fear. It's a different kind of driving... More

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Oxnard, CA
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35 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The short off the main road loop is easy and the display of how borax was mined and processed was interesting...to an adult...not sure how much fun a child would have....until the coyotes start to bark. We ended up seeing three and they were about 100 yards away and had no fear....we had more fear. (grin)

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