• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

The view of the sunrise in Zabriskie Point is spectacular, and a must-do when you're at the park. Known for it's erosional landscape and vibrantly colored badlands, this place will make you feel like you're in a different world.

Getting to the top of Zabriskie Point is very easy, about a quick 3-5 minute walk from the parking lot. Come here an hour or so before the sunrise, so you can enjoy star gazing before the horizon is lit up by the sun.

Just before the sun rises, you will find lots of photographers in Zabriskie Point with their camera tripods facing opposite the direction of the sunrise. This boggled me for a moment, but when the sun started rising, I saw how the sunlight painted the mountains behind with shades of pink and orange, and it was a truly magical sight. Enjoy the moment, because in a matter of minutes the light hitting the mountains start to fade away.

Pack List

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sweater (tends to be cold during the winter months)
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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

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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.

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