Although not top on the tourist list of things to do, this picturesque interpretative trail gives a insight into Salt Creek. This creek in itself is extraordinary, the salinated stream is home to the Salt Creek pupfish, a unique and bizarre creature that can survive in these harsh conditions. This is an east 1 mile hike, accessible to all including young children and wheelchairs since the whole trail is on boardwalk (please do stick to the board walk, the ecosystem in this part of the world is fragile). It won't take you long to complete, but gives a nice rest bite by the water around lowlying bush and vegetation after being out in the desert heat. The Salt Creek trail is located approximately 2 miles north of Furnace Creek.
We made a nice morning of it by beginning at The Mesquite Sand Dunes at dawn, follow by a short stroll around Salt Water Creek and finally a wander around The Borax Museum before heading into Furnace Creek Ranch for a well deserved breakfast. All done by 9.00am, with the rest of the day free to explore the remainder of the valley.
Just remember that there are no facilities or picnic tables out here.
If you have time, do take 20 minutes to stop off here and admire yet another one of the valley's unique features.
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