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Stopped here on the way to Death Valley and wished we had more time. The pinnacles are unique as is, and the sunset adds an additional almost otherworldly element. Can see myself exploring here for hours.
There are impressively large spires here, hundreds of them, and some tower over 100 feet (40 meters) high. The tufa formations were formed from upwelling of minerals when this area was submerged. For a "sister" location, see Mono Lake Tufas far to the north.
Trona Pinnacles is a National Natural Landmark maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. I have seen the sign for this attraction on the 395 and have always wanted to visit. So I did! It is located east of Ridgecrest, down a 5-mile bumpy dirt...More
Found by complete accident as we drove through the near ghost town of Trona. Its about a 5 mile drive up a dusty road to these rock formations. Originally they were on the lake bed but now there is no lake. Lots of information about...More
My wife and I were in town for a gemstone mining festival. One of the locals recommended we check out the Trona Pinnacles at sunset, and he was absolutely right!
They are beautiful no matter what time of day you go, but when the sun...More
If the other-worldly landscape of Trona Pinnacles seems strangely familiar to you that’s because it’s been the setting of many films, including Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Disney’s Dinosaur, The Gate II, Lost in Space, and Planet of the Apes and numerous...More
This is an amazing spot. We are Boondocking around the western states and happened on this possible camping spot. The 5 mile road in was a bit questionable with the forecast of rain and a 28’ A class vehicle, but here we are and it...More
On of the most interesting formations I have seen. Been here many times. Its off the highway on a 5 mile or so dirt road. But the road is good, even for sedans. Just follow the road, you can't get lost. There are informational signs...More