Top Adventures in Death Valley

  • Explore Skidoo Road

    Skidoo Road is the first dirt road on the left you encounter when driving Emigrant Canyon Road.  The road is suitable for any car until you reach an old mine on the right atop a hill.  Directly to the left is a prospector's wood cabin.  Both are i...

  • Hike Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley

    Mosaic Canyon is located a quarter mile west of Stovepipe Wells Village. From the 190 Highway, take the 2 mile gravel road to the canyon parking lot. The road is very rough and bumpy, but a regular passenger car will be able to make the drive. A h...

    2 miles 814 ft gain

  • Explore Grotto Canyon

    This is a rewarding hike with immediate payoff. After less than half a mile, you'll come across dry falls. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. Make sure your vehicle has 4WD to avoid getting stuck in the deep sand in the park...

    2.1 miles 649 ft gain

  • Explore the Eureka Mine and the Cashier Mill

    The Eureka Mine was a gold mine founded by Shorty Harris and Pete Aguereberry. Pete won a legal battle and took control of the mine in 1909. It is said that the mine kept Pete making money for 40 years and earned $175,000 from the mine. That was a...

  • Explore Aguereberry Camp

    Pete Agueberry came Death Valley in 1905. After a legal battle, Pete gained control of the Eureka Mine in 1909. He worked the mine alone for nearly 40 years before his death. The original cabin that Pete lived in is still on the site. The building...

  • Drive Aguereberry Point Road

    This was one of the more enjoyable drives I did in the park. I explored the area late one afternoon, checking out Aguereberry Camp and the Eureka Mine when I decided to explore further up to the end of Aguereberry Road.  The drive is awesome, esp...

  • Photographing the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

    The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most photographed dunes at Death Valley National Park. To reach the dune’s parking lot from Furnace Creek, drive 22 miles west on Highway 190. Three miles before you reach Stovepipe Wells, the dunes will be cle...

  • Sandboarding the Mesquite Sand Dunes

    Snow level is a little lacking this year? No time or money to fly out to Park City or Whistler? Head over to Death Valley, America's second largest National Park and give sand boarding a try while exploring this amazing park. It's a unique and adr...

  • Hike the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

    The trail is a loop boardwalk. At the furthest point, there is a sandy footpath that will lead you to a creek and will provide a more secluded experience. Interpretive signs have been placed strategically on the trail, pointing out species of inte...

    0.9 miles 26 ft gain

  • Camp at Texas Spring Campground, Death Valley NP

    This is one of the best campgrounds in Death Valley that gives you the true experience of camping in the middle of a desert. The campground is surrounded with badlands and hills where you can climb to explore and see a panoramic view of mountains ...

  • Hike the Gower Gulch Trail

    The Gower Gulch Trail is a surreal desert landscape. Golden Canyon is very colorful, and the short side trail to Red Cathedral i swell worth the scramble up the dry falls. The view of the valley from a higher vantage point is priceless. The portio...

    4.2 miles 688 ft gain

  • Hike Golden Canyon, Death Valley

    Golden Canyon is located about 10 minutes south of Furnace Creek in Death Valley NP, on Badwater Road. Entering "Golden Canyon, Death Valley" into your phone or GPS will take you to the Golden Canyon parking area. The trail starts right off the pa...

    1.5 miles 685 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Furnace Creek, California

      Furnace Creek

      Overview Furnace Creek Campground is in a central location in Death Valley National Park. It is popular for RV and group camping; tent sites are also available. A visitor center, bike path, hiking ...

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