Explore Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

This panoramic viewpoint is only a short walk from the parking lot. You'll walk through the otherworldly maze of eroded badlands. This adventure is located a short distance from Furnace Creek Campground.

Zabriskie Point is a unique viewpoint in Death Valley National Park located just east of Furnace Creek on Hwy 190. The viewpoint is just a short stroll from the parking lot, so it’s great for groups and families. When you reach the viewpoint, you’ll be overlooking the epic maze of finely ridged badlands with the Black Mountains as a backdrop. The vibrantly colored badlands are especially stunning during sunrise or sunset.

Zabriskie Point is definitely best known for its distinctly eroded landscape. Most people take in the view from the main path, but following the trail at the bottom of the ramp allows you to take a surreal walk through the one of a kind badlands and appreciate the amazing rock formations from a different perspective. The badlands feature sediments from the dried Furnace Creek Lake which existed over 5 million years ago. These unique formations are not to be missed during your visit to Death Valley.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Shoes with good traction
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

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Beautiful rest spot while driving across Death Valley

This place is just beautiful. We had stopped by to make ourself a cup of coffee and stretched our legs while we were driving across Death Valley in the fall. Zabriskie Point was desert and we barely saw any people while we were there. The spot absolutely worth the stop.

Death Valley At It's Best

Zabriskie Point is a must see for anyone making a trip to Death Valley NP. The views at sunset are insane....as long as you don't mind sharing them with dozens of your closest acquaintances.

Great Sunset spot!

Went here for sunset and it was amazing (except for the crowds). Definitely get there early to set up your tripod before everyone else tries to claim their place!


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