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Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • during the drive to the kilns you experience an amazing transfer - from the desert heat at the valley floor through the oasis of Wildrose hills and up to the snow covered forested peaks of Telegraph P...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Worth the drive. A typical sedan can make this trip.