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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park
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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. Before you head to Death Valley National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Death Valley National Park has to offer, including Zabriskie Point.
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  • went there at sunset, sunrise, for star gazing - great location, no hike needed except short walk up the road next to parking - sunrise best time, I think - star gazing ok place, as cars coming on roa...  more »
  • It was our first stop in the Death Valley, outside the air conditioned car, on 10th September, it was 47 degress Celcius that day, at the time of visiting Zabriskie point maybe less (40 degrees Celsiu...  more »
  • The point is that light timing changes the colours and perspective constantly throughout the day. Plan you Death Valley visit accordingly. So ... the point is pick your spot and the proper time to see...  more »
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  • Death Valley National Park is amazing, and Zabriskie Point is an excellent spot to sit back and enjoy the view. Simply beautiful views of the badlands and the valley below, and at sunrise and sunset under the right conditions the sky glows with color.
  • I don't know what I liked more to take pictures of... The landscape or loads of tourists coming by buses, coming up the road exhausted, sweating and cursing the heat. I do recommend visiting early in the morning.
  • The most interesting point in Death Valley national park This is the most interesting formation and scenery of Death Valley. The rock formations look high unusual and it's much more interesting than a big, flat desert floor. There is a short hike that gives you wonderful views that is hard to describe. It looks like someone took the landscape and folded it into ridges.
  • A gorgeous view of some of the diverse landscapes that can be seen in Death Valley. It's a must stop when you are entering the park at least for the first time.
  • Photographers: Both sunrise & sunset can be spectacular. Sunrise is preferred. Fewer people (except other photographers). View point 360 Easy to change directions depending on cloud & related conditions. Expect beautiful erosion patterns & colorful sand stone! Steve J. Giardini Photography