Top Adventures in Inyo

  • Photograph Panamint Valley from Father Crowley Overlook

    Father Crowley Overlook is an easily missed overlook on the western edge of Death Valley National Park off State Highway 190 overlooking Panamint Valley. It is easy to miss because the parking area doesn't appear to have a particularly notable vis...

    0.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike to Darwin Falls

    Yes, you saw this right, it's a waterfall in Death Valley. This magical oasis has water flowing year round and is found in the driest place in North America. Death Valley is full of amazing places, but this should be on everyone's to-do list! It's...

    2 miles 275 ft gain

  • Hike to Lower Darwin Falls

    Lower Darwin Falls is an approximate 4 mile out and back hike in Death Valley National Park. You can reach the trailhead from highway 190. The sign is rather faded - so watch for the entrance on your left about 5 minutes after you pass Panamint Sp...

    4 miles 790 ft gain

  • Backpack to Panamint Dunes

    You can do this as a day trip and just wander the dunes, but I really enjoyed the overnight with great evening views, amazing stargazing, and a sunrise exploration of the sand dunes. For an overnight trip I recommend you start hiking later in the ...

    8 miles

  • Camp at Death Valley's Wildrose Campground

    There is a ton to see here, exploring Death Valley is the perfect way to spend a weekend away. We decided to explore it with a group of friends on motorcycles but a car will do just fine too.Death Valley is located in Eastern California's Mojave D...

  • Photograph the Racetrack in Death Valley

    Tucked away in the remote northern end of Death Valley is a strange, lonely place: the Racetrack. It is one of the most iconic areas, an impeccable salt lakebed, and an eerily flat and typically dried out place. It is 2.5 miles long and 1.25 miles...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hike the Hummingbird Spring Trail

    This hike was amazing to me. This trail in not listed on any park service map. If you have the Death Valley National Geographic Map, there is a trail noted at the base of Pinon Mesa (which is not really a mesa so don't look for it) that leads to ...

    2 miles 850 ft gain

  • 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

  • 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...

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    • 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 ...

    • Whitney Portal Road

      Whitney Portal

      Overview Whitney Portal Campground is in a prime location within the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains - at the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. With hiking tra...

    • Whitney Portal Road

      Lone Pine

      Overview Lone Pine Campground is located near the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States, offering unparalleled views of the mountain and surrounding peaks of the Si...

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