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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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  • If the weather is fine, Highway 190 through the Panamint Mountains is an absolutely magnificent route. If the weather is not fine, DO NOT be tempted! 
  • From Furnace Creek it is about a 60 mile drive along highway 190. The trip itself has beautiful scenery all along the way. You go from a couple hundred feet below sea level to 5000 feet above. You ca ...  more »
  • Interesting layers of color envelope the mountains and make for a picturesque landscape. Easy drive and must see attraction.