Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, Death Valley National Park

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  • August 14, 2017
    First visit to this park, it tells us that there is water flowing in the death valley and (including aquatic!) life.
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  • July 19, 2017
    It's amazing to see the actual amount of water here. Walk out to the end of the board walk and take some time to look for the elusive pup fish  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    We almost missed this gem, but I'm so glad we didn't! This trail winds through Salt Creek... YES there is actually WATER there! The creek runs through a desert area and is filled with DV's rare and en...  more »
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  • March 19, 2017
    A great place to see and learn about the history of the valley when driving through for a visit. This short trail shows the mining history of the region with some buildings that still stand here and a full mule powered land train that brought supplies to the miners and carried the borax out. Though the main draw of the valley is the natural scenery, here you can learn more about the history of the region and what originally led people here.
  • April 15, 2017
    Short, easy hike where you get to learn about the history of Death Valley and how life and landscape has changed over time. Got to see lots of rare pupfish playing and hanging out. Fun hike but make sure to carry water.
  • April 2, 2017
    Salt Creek is a really neat walk. If you're lucky, you'll get to see the elusive pupfish. It's really incredible that they can survive these harsh conditions.
  • March 4, 2017
    There are fish! Tiny little pupfish (a little bit bigger than guppies). Amazing to see this small Creek full of life running through the area.
  • June 2, 2017
    We saw lots of lizards and pupfish!

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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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