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“Interesting to water in the desert, pupfish not so much” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Creek

Salt Creek
Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Hurricane, Utah
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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“Interesting to water in the desert, pupfish not so much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I went to see the pupfish on 2/21/13, it is an easy 1.5 mile drive up a dirt road which our passenger car had no problem with. From the parking lot, you follow a boardwalk through the streams, swamp, small ponds and get to see the pupfish. It was interesting seeing flowing water in D. We saw many pupfish but they are so small it's like seeing mini minnows. It's an easy 1/2 mile walk. There is a picnic table and bathroom at the site.

Visited February 2013
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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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“Desert Pupfish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is an excellent place to view pupfish and to take a nice, easy stroll along the boardwalk. Spend time looking into the water as the fish are fast. They are sometimes shy and will hide underneath the banks. Once you see them, they are playful like puppies.

Visited February 2013
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Ridgecrest, California
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“Salt Creek, Death Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

3 mile dirt road to a river that flows across the bottom of Death Valley all year! In March and April the Salt Creek Pupfish come down to the boardwalk area to mate and lay eggs; the rest of the year they are upstream by the spring source. Pupfish are mo more than 3 cm long!

Visited March 2012
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