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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  • We do not had much hopes about Death valley, but this NP very pleasantly surprised us. Zabriskie point is nothing similar what you expect to see and it's landscape is so amazing. Take a look at the pi...  more »
  • Confirming that america has absolutely magnificent places, speaking, naturalistically. Here c is the ability to make the trail (well signposted). One caveat for those who suffer from Vertigo ... some points may be annoying (trail from Zabriskie in Golden Canyon via Gower Gulch.)
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  • Between different points of Death Valley not to be missed is the Zabriskie. The shapes and colors found in this place are very specific, almost a magical and surreal. Very scenic ... ... didn't. Always recommend before delving into this area to get gas, check the radiator fluid, bring a bottle of water, have a hat and sunglasses and walking shoes.
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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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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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