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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. 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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  • My wife and I cycled the Panamint Mountains....a gorgeous site. I do not recommend cycling this unless you're in good shape and workout in the mountains--it is quite difficult.  more »
  • Challenging hikes and not easy to get to. But fantastic views of both Death Valley and the Sierras. A long drive into the Kilns, with the last two miles on a dirt road. If you want to go past the Kiln...  more »
  • Another geologic wonder of Death Valley. It's fun to follow the bands winding their way around the mountains.  more »