This viewpoint is at the top of the mountain, on a breathtaking lofty height above the valley, with Badwater and the salt flats laid out at your feet. This is one of the best - if not THE best - views of the valley. You can look far up and down the main valley and across at the range to the west, and it is simply breathtakingly stunning. This viewpoint is best in the morning with the sun still in your back. You can drive up – all paved – to the parking lot, but trailers and very long vehicles – such as those behemoth RVs – can’t negotiate the last part with the very steep and tight switchbacks. There’s a parking lot below the peak where trailers can be left.
There’s a good view from right there at the parking look at the top, but a trail to north and south leads to some great spots from which to see what feels like all of Death Valley. These extra miles off 190 east off the Zabriskie Point – Badwater – Furnace Creek Ranch intersection are well worth it – the reward is stupendous!