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“Pup Fish !”

Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
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Death Valley Tour from Las Vegas
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Torrance, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Pup Fish !”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stopped by the Salt Creek Interpretative Trail on our way up to The Racetrack, and glad we did. A nice boardwalk, and well maintained by the NPS rangers. We were on the hunt for the ever elusive ‘salt creek pup fish,’ My fiancé managed to spot one and catch a photo. Regardless of seeing any tiny fishes, it is a nice walk, and pleasant way to get out of the car and stretch your legs for 20 minutes.

Visited February 2013
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Hurricane, Utah
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“Interesting to water in the desert, pupfish not so much”
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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187 reviews
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“Desert Pupfish”
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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139 reviews
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“Salt Creek, Death Valley”
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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