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“First attraction encountered” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Father Crowley Vista Point

Father Crowley Vista Point
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Lake Forest, California
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381 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
“First attraction encountered”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice road stop when entering the canyon from mid-state California. Nice view and great place to stretch your legs. The better attractions await deeper inside the park.

Visited May 2014
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San Diego, California
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214 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Stop and stretch your legs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

On the hundred mile ride from Olancha to Death Valley, this is a good place to stop, take 5 minutes to admire the view, stretch your legs, and snap a couple of pictures.

Visited February 2014
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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“Stunning views across Rainbow Canyon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Wow! Simply stunning views across Rainbow Canyon in Death Valley. The high elevation gives you a panoramic view into Death Valley from the Father Crowley vista point. It is an excellent photo stop, especially as the sun goes down and the canyon comes alive with colour. There is off road parking available.

Visited September 2013
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Amazing and awesome view but you must go down dirt side road”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We visted the bitumen road turnout, carpark and restroom area to read Father Crowley plaque. After starting to drive off i noticed a dirt side road off the carpark (there's only one) and we witnessed the real Father Crowley vista, incredible views amd the best high views we saw in Death Valley. We drove our low clearance Mustang over the rocky road which i would not highly recommend unless you carefully pick your way around rocks. If you are not confident driving then i highly recommend walking down to the end of the road, say 0.6miles, as best views. Enjoy

Visited September 2013
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Ridgecrest, California
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90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Father Crowley View Point, Panamint Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

newly constructed parking lot gives you a great view down into Rainbow Canyon, actually the throat of a volcano - which you 've been driving through. But go out the dirt road to the loop for even better views!!

Visited January 2013
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