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The highs as well as the lows. Take it all in good stride. Sometimes, when you need to break away from the city life & urban grind, you find the warm California deserts calling your name. This is North Mojave Desert terrain, harsh as can be. The region will make your ears ring - it's so quiet! Plus all the time & sky & stars to ponder your life, breathe again, sigh again.

LIFE or DEATH WARNING: Be overly prepared for anything, this remote desert land can be a killer.
"A map in that case may have been a lifesaver for them."

Don't plan on seeing all this vast beauty in one trip. No way possible, unless you have a year off to explore. Off-roaders in Panamint Valley, mining camps, ghost towns, cool geology, and discovered the Manson hideout cabin. Saline Hot Springs and sand dunes, stargazing, castles and craters, palm oasis golf course, canyon hikes, abandon mines, stone cabins, plus so much more. Plan on spending a week or more, with 4x4 back routes - if your time is of leisure.

DUH: Death Valley is the hottest spot on the Western Hemisphere. It is common in the summer for temperatures in the valley to reach 120 degrees F (49 C). The average July temperature in Death Valley is 101 F (1961 - 1990). If you want to visit in summer, stay along main roads. Realize that real dangers arise on the back roads, where cell phone coverage and real help is unlikely (for weeks). Heat and this environment can kill, even if you so have a GPS, air conditioned SUV and water.
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elevation: -282' population: 500 zip code: 92328


Highest (Telescope Peak 11049') & lowest desert (Badwater) terrain in the entire western region, with historical mining camps, colorful erosion, sand dunes

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Inyo County
Death Valley National Park
Hwy 395 or Interstate 15



  • back roads
  • backpacking
  • Barker Ranch
  • camping
  • Fossil Falls
  • hiking
  • Saline Valley Hot Springs
  • The Race Track
  • Trona Pinnacles
  • Tucki Mine DVNP
  • Skidoo Mine
  • Panamint Valley Off Road
  • wildflowers
  • Bad Water
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Furnace Creek DVNP
  • Stovepipe Wells Village
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Darwin Falls Wilderness BLM
  • Panamint Valley
  • Dumont Dunes OHV
  • death valley campgrounds

    Wildrose Campground
    Ballarat Ghost Town
    Panamint Springs Resort
    Furnace Creek NP Camping
    Thorndike Campground
    Mahogany Flat Campground
    Stovepipe Wells RV Camping

    tent camping

    Death Valley Park - the name alone intrigues us. This entire region made up of Mohave desert is so beautiful & vast, a few days in an automobile tour hardly does it justice. Plan on spending as much time as possible here. Plan your days around a few activities in one region, make a loop & book lodging accordingly. Don't end up driving across the whole park twice, in 2-3 days, or you'll miss the real beauty of light & landscapes.

    nearby towns:
    Ballarat [Ghost Town]
    Lone Pine
    Panamint Springs
    Randsburg [Ghost Town]
    Tecopa Hot Springs
    local links:

    Death Valley NPS
    Shoshone CA 92384

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    Amargosa Valley
    Christmas Road Trip w/ photos!
    Scotty's Castle Flooded
    Death Valley Scenic Byway
    Death Valley Temp
    Death by GPS
    Death Valley German Tourists

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