Delights of Death Valley
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
I recently spent a day in Death Valley exploring the highlights and wanted to collect a Wanderlist of other people's experiences in this popular tourist spot in California. Like all deserts, this one has its own personality and unique characteristics and I love seeing other perspectives on a place I have visited as well.
Furnace Creek, CA 92328, USA
hiking through mesquite dunes in death valley is an amazing communion with mother nature. One knows civilization is directly south once out in the middle if dunes, but the feeling of being completely lost is overwhelming among the high dunes and...
This beautiful place in Death Valley is on the way to the Mesquite Sand Dunes and it's called the Devil's corn field. Walking on it feels very strange as the sand is solidified at the surface. When you step on it makes in crack and it sounds and...
When visiting Death Valley make sure you get up before dawn to watch the sunrise on the Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells. It is absolutely magical as the sun starts hitting the dunes. Definitely worth the early wake up call. (But...
When visiting Death Valley National Park with my parents we were in awe of the landscapes around us. So many variations in the rock, soil, salt flats, colors, shapes and other formations. You could really visualize how the different areas of the...
Zabriskie Point, California, USA
Looking something like a cross between a moonscape and leathery skin, Zabriskie Point is one of the landscape highlights of Death Valley. Shaped formations, formed over thousands and thousands of years look best in the early morning, as the sun...
51880 CA-190, DEATH VALLEY, CA 92328, USA
I had been to Badwater Basin in Death Valley before, but this time I drove around more area and came across the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells. I thought there might be be some cool opportunities to take photos on the dunes. I climbed up and down a...
Rhyolite, NV 89003, USA
If you're headed to Death Valley, be sure to stop by the ghost town of Rhyolite which is actually in the Mojave, just outside of the park in Nevada, about five miles from Beatty. There you will find a cool ghost town, but what will really get your...
"Straight ahead for 42 Miles" said the automated, slightly pitchy, woman's voice. My road trip buddy and I looked at each other as if to check what we'd just heard. Sure enough though, the GPS was right. Straight as a die, but much, much more...
- 1 Air Travel Want a Free Volunteer Vacation? JetBlue Has Your Ticket
- 2 Travel News 10 Reasons to Go to London This Fall
- 3 Travel News Greece Bans Anyone Over 220 Pounds From Riding Santorini’s Donkeys
- 4 Air Travel TSA PreCheck Members, Get Ready to Start Using Facial Recognition
- 5 Travel News New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Train Ride Is Reopening in December