• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Dante's View is one of the best photographic spots in the park, with amazing panoramic views of Death Valley.

From the parking lot, you will already be greeted by this great view of Badwater Basin. You will also see trails which go further out. Follow the trail to the edge to get amazing 360 views of Death Valley. You will get to see different mountain ranges, such as the Panamint Range, Death Valley Canyon, Hanaupah Canyon, Telescope Peak, and the Great Basin Ridges of Nevada. And on very clear days, you'll get to see both the highest and lowest points of United States: Mount Whitney & Badwater Basin.

Dante's View is great to visit during the early mornings or late afternoons, when the sun is not too high in the sky. I suggest catching the sunrise or the sunset at this location, or plan to stay later in the night to go star gazing.

Fun Fact: Dante's View was used as a film location for the 1977 Star Wars movie.

Pack List

  • Snacks/Food
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes with Traction
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Sassy Resuello Explorer

Spending time outdoors and seeing the beauty of nature is my way of fueling my passion for life. Taking photos is my way of sharing the inspiration with the rest of the world.

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

6 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

5 Saves