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Dante's View, Death Valley National Park

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Lookout Tourist Spot
From a 1,669 m (5,476 ft) high terrace, Dante's View provides a panoramic view of the southern Death Valley basin. Look for the Devil's Golf Course--a field of complex mineral formations that looks like a large body of water from above. See the Owlshead Mountains, the Great Basin ranges, and the 3,367 m (11,047 ft) Telescope Peak. On a very clear day, you may even be rewarded with a sight of the highest and lowest points in the entire contiguous United States. Bear in mind that, because of the wind and elevation, you'll need warmer clothes than when visiting the valley. Put Dante's View on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Death Valley National Park tour planner.
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  • Magnificent views of the Valley of death. Do early in the morning so much that it is still "cool". Not just the view from the parking lot, but travel all over crete.
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  • After travelling the length and breadth of the Valley of the dead, touching on various points as zabriskie point or badwater, you can't help but enjoy the view from this point. It all adds up to a breathtaking knowledge of all the points that can be seen from above.
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  • Dante's View is (in my opinion) the best view in Death Valley. The drive to the viewpoint is a bit long and winds up the hill, but it is worth the time. Take some time up at the overlook to hike out a...  more »

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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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