Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

Famous as the spot on the cover of the U2 album "The Joshua Tree," Zabriskie Point is a geological curiosity formed by sediment from a dried-up lake. Thermal waters gave it color, and wind and lava shaped its erosion patterns. This location is named after Christian Zabriskie, vice-president of the Borax company, which had mining operations in Death Valley. The sun makes high-contrast shadows on the formations, which change over the course of the day. Put Zabriskie Point and other Death Valley National Park attractions into our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Possibly one of my favorite places in the world...easy to access from Furnace Creek. Lovely views of all the neutral colors God created from the beginning...easy to see His artistry without driving ve...  more »
  • This area was busier than some of the other places we went but you get an excellent 360 degree view of the badlands in the park with good signage to explain what you are seeing.  more »
  • This spot is just beautiful- the contours and textures in the mountains are just beautiful , especially with the sunrise. It's located very close to Furnace Creek.  more »
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  • It’s good to know the surroundings of the main area. It’s also good for trek and small trails. Must see the weather before coming might get dangerous
  • About a ten minute drive from Furnace Point. There is a parking lot and restroom there. About a .2 mile uphill hike to the overlook to catch a nice sunset over the valley. We visited in November and the sunset temperature was pleasant.
  • Pretty road pullout. Lots of tourists on rented mustangs. Few seem to leave the pavement. The Gold Canyon hike terminates here. It's a must do.
  • Zabriskie point is a viewpoint over the colored artist's hills and death valley on one side and the eastern mountains on the other side. It is also the starting point for a hike to golden canyon and provides itself some interesting formed and colored rock formations, see photos.
  • Wow what view. And sunset is awesome. Need to be at this place 30 min before sun set and stay 30 min after sunset.

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