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Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park

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The Panamint Range is a short rugged fault-block mountain range on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert, in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California, United States.GeographyThe range runs north-south for approximately through Inyo County, forming the western wall of Death Valley and separating it from the Panamint Valley to the west. The range is part of the Basin and Range Province, at the western end of the Great Basin.The highest peak in the range is Telescope Peak with an elevation of.FeaturesBoth Mount Whitney and Badwater Basin in Death Valley are visible from some points on the Panamint Range, making it the only location where one can simultaneously see both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States.The historic mining community of Ballarat, now a ghost town, is on the western side of the Panamint Range. The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns ruins are near Wildrose Canyon in the northern area.
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  • Coming into Death Valley from the west side you go through Trona and the Panamint Valley and Panamint Mountains. There are some spectacular views as you come down into the valley and as you climb the ...  read more »
  • Generally we are in awe of the Panamint Mountains and the Valley of death! Beautiful road goes through the mountains, winds, there are specialized stops to enjoy the views, wonderful extraterrestrial nature, scorching sun and seemingly such a lifeless desert. I think it's worth or enter or leave the death Valley precisely through this route.
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  • I came up from Ridgecrest. The Road is well maintained and is an easy drive, except for one 6-mile section that recently washed out. It is graded but quite rough. Proceed slowly, to control dust, and ...  read more »
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