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Location: Death Valley National Park

Day 1 - 10 Mar 2019

Panamint Springs Resort

Death Valley National Park, Panamint Springs Resort
Death Valley National Park, Panamint Springs Resort
Death Valley National Park, Panamint Springs Resort

Content: We left from Las Vegas at 8 a.m and reached Panamint Springs Resort where we had booked our campground. Do not forget map as it is very difficult to receive a cell signal from most places in Death Valley. We set up our tent as soon as we reach to campground.

Mosiac Canyon

Death Valley National Park, Mosiac Canyon
Death Valley National Park, Mosiac Canyon
Death Valley National Park, Mosiac Canyon

Content: After setting up tent we headed towards the Stovepipe Wells Village area to hike through Mosiac Canyon. The mosaic canyon is very pleasant to hike in early morning hours as the wind is cold and as sun rises it starts getting hot. Don’t forget to take plenty of water. Took about 3 hours. The walk on the way back is slightly downhill so much easier. You need hiking boots or good grip athletic shoes.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Content: Sand dunes is an amazing place where you can walk pretty much endlessly and not feel lost since there are footprints on the sand to guide you. Though it was very crowded but there is enough space for all. Bring a sled if you want to try sliding down, it was actually very fun. The sunset here is very beautiful.

Panamint Springs Resort

Death Valley National Park, Panamint Springs Resort

Content: Enjoyed dinner on the porch accompanied by the spectacular view of Panamint Valley. They served amazing pizzas and burgers. We also had glass of wine and enjoyed our evening date.

Location: Death Valley National Park

Day 2 - 11 Mar 2019

Ubehebe Crater

Death Valley National Park, Ubehebe Crater
Death Valley National Park, Ubehebe Crater
Death Valley National Park, Ubehebe Crater

Content: This place was about an hour from our campsite. It was most beautiful drive as on our way we saw colorful canyons, desolate badlands, shifting sand dunes, and sprawling mountains. Had fun time hiking down and up the Crater. Be careful though due to loose gravel. Take plenty of water and protection from the sun.

The Racetrack

Death Valley National Park, The Racetrack
Death Valley National Park, The Racetrack
Death Valley National Park, The Racetrack

Content: The Racetrack is a place of stunning beauty and mystery with strange moving rocks. 4x4 and high clearance are usually required as roads are rough. There is no cell phone coverage in the area.

Zabriskie Point

Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point
Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point

Content: Next we explored the opposite side of the park at Furnace Creek. Zabriskie point is one of the most famous spot with spectacular view of colourful badlands. Amazing views from the top, this is what you come to Death Valley for. Take the time to climb this point and sit in the wind and silence.

The Devil’s Golf Course

Death Valley National Park, The Devil’s Golf Course
Death Valley National Park, The Devil’s Golf Course
Death Valley National Park, The Devil’s Golf Course

Content: Make sure you got plenty of gas, water and snacks. One of the harshest landscapes you can imagine which makes it beautiful. It's a bumpy ride if you do not have proper vehicle. Can be covered in 20 min. Watch your step, because a fall on these rocks can result in serious damage.

Badwater Basin

Death Valley National Park, Badwater Basin
Death Valley National Park, Badwater Basin
Death Valley National Park, Badwater Basin

Content: Its burning hot so stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. There are restrooms and parking lots. It's really an amazing spot, the lowest you can be in North America. Avoid being here in summer.

Artist’s Palette

Death Valley National Park, Artist’s Palette
Death Valley National Park, Artist’s Palette

Content: You can park car and walk closer to the colourful rocks or just check the view from car. There are still some other spots with similar colored rocks along the Artist drive. In late afternoon light it has an incredible view of hills splattered in pastels.

Badwater Saloon

Death Valley National Park, Badwater Saloon

Content: Was really nice to have a refreshing beer after an exhausting day. Food was very good and have large portions for fair rates. Mac and Cheese was excellent.

Location: Death Valley National Park

Day 3 - 12 Mar 2019

Darwin Falls

Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls
Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls
Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls

Content: It was a hidden gem in the middle of the desert. It took us half n hour to get there as roads were not in good condition but still it is worth visiting. It was a short 2 mile round trip hike to the falls with some rock scrambling and several stream crossings.

Ballarat

Death Valley National Park, Ballarat
Death Valley National Park, Ballarat
Death Valley National Park, Ballarat

Content: Took us an hour to reach here. Would recommend to stop and check out while returning back. Nice little ghost town to visit with old, rusty equipment and vehicles. The hosts were so welcoming and so knowledgeable of the area.

Location: Las Vegas

Day 3 - 12 Mar 2019

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Content: And our three days road trip ends here. Death Valley had to offers so much from sand dunes to canyons, amount of time spent in the park is sure to be full of adventure. Had wonderful trip would surely recommand to visit there.