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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
128 helpful votes 128 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

More like 50 shades of brown. But they're a wonder to see. Not a lot of big plant life so the geological features can be plainly seen and they are magnificent. I only wish i'd had more time to stop and look around.

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Ventura, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you are entering Death Valley from the West, stop at Wildrose Rd. and go to Aguereberry Point first, for a great view of the Valley from the Panamint Mtns.

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