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. The origin of the name is the Paiute word Panümünt.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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  • August 25, 2017
    I read the reviews and wanted to check the place out but hiking and biking? It was near 120 and that was near the evening and it was just too hot. We were able to get views of the mountains and we wer...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We liked the vista views of the Panamint Mountains when we were visiting Death Valley National Park. In the cooler season, its a nice place to take a hike or go on a mountain bike ride.  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    We spent 4 weeks in the southwest looking at all kinds of formations and mountains. Panamint Mountains are colored like no others that we saw. Beautiful colors and shapes abound here and it is well wo...  more »

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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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