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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
Phone Number: 7607863200
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Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.

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Panamint Mountains and Valley

I came up from Ridgecrest. The Road is well maintained and is an easy drive, except for one 6-mile section that recently washed out. It is graded but quite rough. Proceed slowly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Violette54
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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348 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I came up from Ridgecrest. The Road is well maintained and is an easy drive, except for one 6-mile section that recently washed out. It is graded but quite rough. Proceed slowly, to control dust, and look for areas where there are fewer tracks for smoother travel. It was late May and temperatures were still tolerable. Do bring water and... More 

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1 Thank Violette54
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The drive into Panamint Valley is excellent and in superb condition. Very windy and a motorcycle dream road. Just before Panamint Valley there is a lookout at about 4000' that you could access very carefully in an SUV. The view is incredible. You can see the whole Panamint Valley from there and it's breathtaking. Great side trip. Bring water and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Spectacular views / and if you're lucky there will be fighter jets flying overhead. Make sure that you stop at Father Crowley Overlook too --- that's where they drop into Rainbow Canyon and do some Topgun moves. Great photo ops.

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Thank rollngstone
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Went up to see the end of the "Super Bloom" and found some lovely specimens, but not many. Started at 70 degrees and ended up at 30 degrees and 2 inches of slushy snow, but the views are beautiful.

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Thank SantaFeDiva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Driving to Lone Pine from Death Valley the road winds through the mountains over two summits . A lot of fun driving plus we were as some others buzzed by a fighter jet Fun drive

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Thank Bill W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Stunning views, the drive is incredible through these very high desert mountains. Seeing combat aircraft a few hundred feet off the deck was very cool and surprising.

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2 Thank Mark S
Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This road is really windy and steep. Take your time. No opportunities to pull over and enjoy the view. Pay attention to the road

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1 Thank Pete Z
Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Panmibnt Mts are accessed via Emigrant Canyon Road. Along this drive are many scenic and historical sites, such as the ghost town sites of Skidoo and Harrisburg. Aguereberry Point at over 6,000 feet towers high above Death Valley with breath-taking views of the valley below and distant peaks. Throughout the mountain range are colorful rock formations and interesting geology.... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The hues of these rock formations are unique and absolutely lovely! Death Valley is very much alive!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Hired a jeep and took to the mountains. Didnt see another vehicle the whole time. Take plenty of water. Jeep hire people usually give you GPS as phones dont have signal if you get into difficulty. Amazing drive, plenty of drop offs and switchbacks. Evidence of old mines and the buildings. Great day out.

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