Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

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  • July 19, 2017
    The kilns are very interesting, and thinking about the history around you. Using the nearby trees to make charcoal fore the mines at the lower elevations. The trip out also offers several scenic spots...  more »
  • May 18, 2017
    Large Beehive shaped cones. Access is on dirt road but well worth the trip. Desert land turns into forested areas used to create charcoal for use for smelting in the silver mines  more »
  • April 18, 2017
    The last mile or so is on dirt road that is a bit rough, but we made it fine in our rental car. Well worth the trip, very interesting!  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    Great view from here to the mountains in the west! And, it's much cooler here than in the Valley! Lot's of flies, though.
  • November 20, 2016
    The charcoal kilns are at the beginning of an amazing hike up to wild rose peak. I don't know if the drive up there would have been worth it for the kilns alone. But if you're going up for the hike, definitely check them out.
  • November 2, 2016
    This was a nice side trip. We had such an educational day and there was a lot of history. We also did some looking for the super blooms. Excellent experience. Highly recommend this little trek off the beaten path!
  • February 4, 2017
    Nice historic landmark placed at the trailhead of a couple of nice hikes. Not worth a visit per se but if you plan a hike there make sure to stop by to check them out and read about their history.
  • March 20, 2017
    Worth the drive. A typical sedan can make this trip.

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Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. With its upscale lodging, the Furnace Creek Inn stands as an exception. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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