Death Valley National Park
Resources and Nearby Attractions
Hiking Mount Whitney (Sequoia National Park)
The Final Frontier on Film: Photographing Trona Pinnacles
Surviving Summer in Death Valley: Learning from the Wild
Cities & Towns
Baker, California: 60 miles south.
Beatty, Nevada: 15 miles east.
Bishop, California: 90 miles west.
Big Pine, California: 75 miles west.
Barstow, California: 120 miles south.
Las Vegas, Nevada: 85 miles east.
Lone Pine, California: 30 miles west.
Mojave, California: 125 miles south.
Ridgecrest, California: 70 miles southwest.
Shoshone, California: 2 miles outside the Park at the southeast boundary.
Victorville, California: 154 miles south.
Parks & Monuments
Joshua Tree National Park: 175 miles south.
Bodie State Historic Park: 150 miles north.
Devil's Postpile National Monument: 130 miles north.
Mono Lake Scenic Area: 160 miles north.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 110 miles east.
Red Rock Canyon State Park: 105 miles southwest.
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
Afton Canyon (BLM)
Mojave National Preserve (BLM)
Volcanic Tablelands (BLM)
El Mirage OVR Area (BLM)
Historic & Points of Interest
Shoshone Museum (Shoshone): Free tourist information by mail, phone or fax as well as to the traveling public. Phone 760-852-4524; fax 760-852-4414; email email@example.com.
Maturango Museum (Ridgecrest)
United States Aviation Museum(Inyokern)
California Desert Information Center (Barstow)
Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indian Cultural Center (Bishop)
Manzauar National Historic Site (Independence)
Rainbow Basin Natural Landmark: (Barstow)
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Ballarat, and the Rainbow Chasers
Ballarat, California.At the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold. Parked at the base of the Panamint Mountains are the remains of Ballarat, California. Founded in 1876 as a supply center for gold mines and prospectors, Ballarat lasted 21 years.
Death Valley - Overview
Take the Death Valley grand tour - see the Badwater Basin, the lowest place in North America; the dramatically eroded Sabriski Point; Artist’s Palette, with its unusual tonal colors; Salt Creek and its pupfish, Titus Canyon and more! See why Death Valley is such a spectacular National Park!
Death Valley - Scotty’s Castle
Find out how Scotty's Castle came to be, when Albert Johnson met Walter Scott, later known as Death Valley Scotty. Take a tour of the magnificent rooms and see the castle's fantastic furnishings. Hear the organ in the music room as you experience this place of legend first-hand.
Titus Canyon, drive through Red Pass
As Titus Canyon Road in Death Valley reaches the foothills, it starts to climb and meander among the sagebrush and red rock outcroppings. The road becomes steeper and narrower as it approaches Red Pass, amply named for its red rocks and dirt. Enjoy the ride!
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