Wildrose Peak | Death Valley, California

Visitor Guide 2020-2021 Death Valley Visitor Guide Wildrose Peak | Death Valley National Park, California Area Satellite View North Satellite View South Satellite View Overview – Wildrose Peak, Death Valley, California Adventure Length and Altitude Gain Wildrose Peak is an 8.4 mile round trip trail beginning at the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns in Death Valley National Park, […]

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley, California

Visitor Guide 2020-2021 Death Valley Visitor Guide Wildrose Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley National Park, California Area Satellite View North Satellite View South Satellite View Overview – Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley, California Location and Use of the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns The Death Valley Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, located on Charcoal Kiln Road near Telescope Peak in […]

Telescope Peak Summit from Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley, California

Visitor Guide 2020-2021 Death Valley Visitor Guide Telescope Peak Summit from Charcoal Kilns | Death Valley National Park, California Area Satellite View North Satellite View South Satellite View Overview – Telescope Peak Summit from Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley, California The View from Telescope Peak Telescope Peak, on the highest ridge of the Panamint Mountain Range […]

Skidoo Ghost Town | Death Valley National Park, California

Skidoo Ghost Town | Death Valley National Park, California

Skidoo Ghost Town & Mill, located near Emigrant Canyon in the Panamint mountain range above Death Valley, California, is an old California gold rush ghost town approachable by 4WD vehicles on a 9-mile unpaved road. The hills around Skidoo Ghost Town & Mill have around 1,000 abandoned mines along with the remains of iron machinery, wooden cabins, old rusting cars and other odds and ends from the mining era. The largest, most impressive remaining structure is the Skidoo Stamp Mill used to extract gold from raw ore. Route details: 18 Miles RT; 5000 > 5700ft **Fair Unpaved Road** Click image or title above for more…

Mesquite Dunes at Sunrise | Death Valley National Park, California

Mesquite Dunes at Sunrise | Death Valley National Park, California

The Mesquite Sand Dunes turn every shade of color from white to golden during the hours of sunrise and sunset. But to witness the best display, you’ll need to wander into or out of the midst of the Mesquite Dunes in the dark, either before sunrise or after sunset. And during the time of pitch darkness, you’re either going to risk meeting up with a sidewinder rattlesnake during the warmer months from mid Spring through mid Fall, or getting very cold during the colder months from mid Fall through mid Spring. Route Details: Approx. 1.5 Miles RT; 100 – 200ft Elevation Gain **Wander Among the Dunes** Click image or title above for more…

Mosaic Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California

Mosaic Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California

Though Mosaic Canyon is not a true slot canyon, there are some similarities. The action of water over tens of thousands of years has cut through and polished the solid rock walls into a surface resembling fine marble. Scenes of polished rock recall images of what you’d like to see in the ultimate elaborate marble bathroom or natural swimming pool. In places, there are large polished walls of composite rock forming countless wonderful unique mosaic patterns. Route details: Approx. 2-4 Miles RT; Approx. 900 > 2,000ft **Good Canyon Trail** Click image or title above for more…

Eureka Mine | Harrisburg (Aguereberry Camp) | Cashier Mill | Death Valley, California

Eureka Mine | Death Valley, California

Eureka Mine and its supporting mining town, Harrisburg (Aguereberry Camp) and Cashier Mill were founded by Pete Aguereberry and Shorty Harris in 1905. Cashier Mill, built in 1909, utilized gas power to extract gold from the ore hauled from Eureka Mine, first pulverizing the ore, then using mercury and cyanide to extract the gold. Route Details: Turn left off of Emigrant Canyon Road onto Aguereberry Point Road. Eureka Mine along with Pete Aguereberry’s Cabin and the Cashier Mill are less than a mile up the road on the right. Click image or title above for more…

Darwin Falls | Death Valley National Park, California

Darwin Falls oasis is fed by a spring so powerful that it cascades as a large waterfall 80 feet down a cliff face year-round, giving rise to a seemingly unique and isolated tropical community of birds, frogs, reeds, ferns and trees surrounding the large pond at the base of the falls. The stream and the unique life zone then meanders along another quarter mile creating a few smaller singing waterfalls before finally disappearing into the floor of the arid desert canyon below. 2-Mile RT; approx. 2500 > 2700ft **Good Trail, Sketchy Near Falls** Click image or title above for more…

Willow Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California

Visitor Guide 2020-2021 Death Valley Visitor Guide Willow Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California Area Satellite View North Satellite View South Satellite View Overview – Willow Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California Year-Round Waterfalls in Death Valley Willow Canyon along with Darwin Falls are both rare year-round waterfalls in Death Valley, one of the […]

Sidewinder Canyon | Death Valley National Park, California

Sidewinder Canyon in the Southern area of Death Valley National Park, California offers a series of intricate slot canyons with a variety of experiences from weaving around many frequent twists and turns to moderate rock climbing over vertical ledges, some 8-10ft high to scrambling up rocky inclines to even crawling through tight openings. Long stretches of the slot canyons are just wide enough to fit the width of your body without turning sideways, and the vertical walls on either side are around 40-75ft tall on average. In places, it’s almost like being in a cave! Route details: 8-10 Miles Based on Side Canyon Choices; **Elevation Gain Approx. 800ft | Canyon Wash Trails** Click image or title above for more…