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Address: Badwater Rd., 13 mi south of Furnace Creek. Turn right onto dirt road and drive 1 mi, Death Valley National Park, CA
Description: A seemingly infinite number of crusted salt formations jut from the...
A seemingly infinite number of crusted salt formations jut from the "course."
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Definitely worth the short detour , This is a quite unusual rock formation probably very rare in the world ! Be careful if you want to walk on this surface and do not allow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Definitely worth the short detour , This is a quite unusual rock formation probably very rare in the world ! Be careful if you want to walk on this surface and do not allow children to do it as the rocks have sharp cutting edges !

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Devil's Golf Course is quick to get to, down an unsealed road from the main road, and suitable for all vehicles. Because it's easy to get to, and looking at it doesn't take long, it's worth a visit. Fascinating terrain (slip or stumble and you'll end up with a nasty graze, so take care). We spent maybe 10 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A 1.3 mile dirt road with washboards off Badwater road, will lead you to this one of a kind place. A very large basin where where wind forms the rock salt jagged spires. Apparently these spires grow very slow, maybe an inch every few decades.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Miles and miles and miles of salt in every direction. Do not fall or slip or you will be cut to pieces. The rock hard shards of salt make a weird sound when banged. Try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had read about this in the Information Center and decided to take the short detour off the road. Well worth seeing the gnarled crystalline salt spires close up. Did not see any of the golf balls of salt. Like the surface of a coral reef. Not sure why this is not rated higher as a place to visit as I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

very different from anything I've ever seen. a must go to place. the sight is surreal and out of the psi-fi alien movies

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Devil's Golf Course is a 200 mile area of jagged salt crystals, part of Death Valley National Park. This wasteland is from an evaporation of a prehistoric lake. One must be careful when walking over parts of this landscape. As I understand the surface temperature can soar to 190 degrees F. When I visited the air temperature was 85F There... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A rough road leads you to this little turnaround where you will notice that all the ground around you is turn up, sharp, uneven terrain. The salt has altered this area like no other. Interesting to see, but generally only a quick stop as there isn't a whole lot to see or do.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was amazing how the salt formations were made. But, be careful, if you were to fall or slip while walking among them, they could do quit a it of damage!

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Devil's Golf Course is well worth the short gravel road drive to see. It is best not to wander far out onto these sharp, beautiful formations lest they are destroyed!

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