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A short hike to one of the must-see viewpoints of Death Valley National Park.


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0.3

Miles

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Out and Back

684' 208 m

High

665' 203 m

Low

19' 6 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

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ADA Accessible Accessible parking with curb cuts. There is a steep grade up to the viewpoint so assistance is required. Accessible vault toilets.

Family Friendly At under a half mile round-trip, the entire family will be able to handle the mileage.

Overview

A hike to Zabriske Point is one of the highlights of a visit to Death Valley. The short hike out to the overlook is wide and easy, and at the end you are rewarded with an unforgettable view.

Description

This short out-and-back hike to Zabriske Point is a must-do for the stunning views.

The path is wide and paved with very little elevation gain, making it an easy out and back for families or those with limited time or mobility. And the view from the end of the trail is well worth the trip.

The colorful hillsides have been eroded into many fantastic shapes, and the view is particular stunning if you can time your visit to sunrise or sunset.

Hikers looking for a longer outing can head out on the Golden Canyon Trail which leaves from the same trailhead for a longer excursion into the hills of the Amargosa Range.

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Shared By:

Thomas Birch

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Photos

Amazing views! Death Valley - Zabriskie Point.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
Sunset at Zabriskie Point - Death Valley National Park
Mar 31, 2020 near Badwater, CA
Admiring a Pink Sunset
Sep 27, 2017 near Badwater, CA
Zabriskie Point
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
Death Valley Badlands.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
View from Zabriske Point.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA

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Jan 19, 2024
Jordon
May 27, 2023
Saumya Agrawal
Jan 1, 2023
Ted Gould
Dec 26, 2022
Rosie Betenbaugh
2h 11m
Dec 10, 2022
Matthew Prowant
Nov 8, 2022
Paul Nasman
Raindrops, stormy winds, and blowing dust. But a spectacular view in the fading sunlight. Left before we got blown away. But maybe sunrise tomorrow. 0.3mi — 4h 30m
May 31, 2022
alex carlton
Incredible views of candy mountain rolling hills of zebra colors and tattooine area from Star Wars an absolute beautiful site — 10h 00m
Feb 27, 2022
Jiye Kim
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