The Best Chillin in Death Valley

Looking for the best chillin in Death Valley? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Death Valley. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Death Valley

  • Inyo County, California

    Explore Skidoo Road

    Skidoo Road is the first dirt road on the left you encounter when driving Emigrant Canyon Road.  The road is suitable for any car until you reach an old mine on the right atop a hill.  Directly to the left is a prospector's wood cabin.  Both are in very good condition and worthy of a stop to chec...
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  • Death Valley, California

    Explore Grotto Canyon

    2.1 mi / 649 ft gain
    This is a rewarding hike with immediate payoff. After less than half a mile, you'll come across dry falls. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. Make sure your vehicle has 4WD to avoid getting stuck in the deep sand in the parking area and on the drive. 
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  • Harrisburg, California

    Drive Aguereberry Point Road

    This was one of the more enjoyable drives I did in the park. I explored the area late one afternoon, checking out Aguereberry Camp and the Eureka Mine when I decided to explore further up to the end of Aguereberry Road.  The drive is awesome, especially late in the day.  The road is accessible b...
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  • Death Valley, California

    Photographing the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

    4.9
    The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most photographed dunes at Death Valley National Park. To reach the dune’s parking lot from Furnace Creek, drive 22 miles west on Highway 190. Three miles before you reach Stovepipe Wells, the dunes will be clearly visible from the road and you’ll turn right i...
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  • Death Valley, California

    Sandboarding the Mesquite Sand Dunes

    3.0
    Snow level is a little lacking this year? No time or money to fly out to Park City or Whistler? Head over to Death Valley, America's second largest National Park and give sand boarding a try while exploring this amazing park. It's a unique and adrenaline filled activity with one of the most beaut...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

    5.0
    0.9 mi / 26 ft gain
    The trail is a loop boardwalk. At the furthest point, there is a sandy footpath that will lead you to a creek and will provide a more secluded experience. Interpretive signs have been placed strategically on the trail, pointing out species of interest. The endangered pupfish is found in this cree...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Camp at Texas Spring Campground, Death Valley NP

    This is one of the best campgrounds in Death Valley that gives you the true experience of camping in the middle of a desert. The campground is surrounded with badlands and hills where you can climb to explore and see a panoramic view of mountains all around.Texas Spring campground offers 92 sites...
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  • Furnace Creek, California

    Hike the Gower Gulch Trail

    4.2 mi / 688 ft gain
    The Gower Gulch Trail is a surreal desert landscape. Golden Canyon is very colorful, and the short side trail to Red Cathedral i swell worth the scramble up the dry falls. The view of the valley from a higher vantage point is priceless. The portion of the hike in Gower Gulch features subtle canyo...
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  • West Side Road, California

    Explore Artist's Palette at Death Valley National Park

    4.0
    2 mi
    Let’s just start this off by saying,  PREPARE FOR THE HEAT. Death Valley has the highest recorded temperature on earth at over 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you are planning to visit in the summer…be ready.  Luckily,  Artist’s Palette is not far from the parking the area and the saving grace of Air...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Camp at Death Valley's Wildrose Campground

    There is a ton to see here, exploring Death Valley is the perfect way to spend a weekend away. We decided to explore it with a group of friends on motorcycles but a car will do just fine too.Death Valley is located in Eastern California's Mojave Desert. From LA, take highway 395 and meet up with ...
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  • DEATH VALLEY, California

    Explore Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

    4.0
    It is said that "only the devil could play golf on such rough links." Just off Badwater Road you will find an immense field of eroded rock salt that bore small jagged spires in the Earth. What was once Lake Manly is now a surreal sight - one that makes you wonder what planet you are on. Devil's G...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Take a Walk on Badwater Basin's Salt Flats

    4.6
    Taking a walk on the salt flats at Badwater Basin is like no other experience in Death Valley National Park. These flats cover nearly 200 square miles across the park, which makes them one of the world’s largest protected salt flats. With an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin i...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike Natural Bridge Canyon

    4.7
    2 mi
    Natural Bridge Canyon is one of the few canyons in Death Valley with an official trailhead that can be easily accessed from the parking lot. You’ll find the trailhead off Highway 178, just 4 miles south of the Artist’s Drive scenic loop. The hike is nice and easy and great for families or large ...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike to Lower Darwin Falls

    5.0
    4 mi / 790 ft gain
    Lower Darwin Falls is an approximate 4 mile out and back hike in Death Valley National Park. You can reach the trailhead from highway 190. The sign is rather faded - so watch for the entrance on your left about 5 minutes after you pass Panamint Springs (take a sharp right when you pass the spring...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Drive into a Rainbow: Titus Canyon

    4.5
    Get ready to drive through the center of a rainbow.Titus canyon road winds 27 gorgeous miles through the Death Valley backcountry, twisting sharply around steep rock walls and over small passes. This is an adventure for both you and your vehicle. Consider the dust accumulation on your rear window...
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike into Titus Canyon

    8 mi
    In total its about 22 miles from Stovepipe Wells. From Stovepipe, head east on the 190 and make the left for Scotty's Castle Rd. Continue another 19 miles down until you can turn off onto the dirt track that leads to Titus Canyon. When you arrive in the parking lot, you'll see Do Not Enter signs,...
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