Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
ElevationAscent: 32' 10 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 0' 0 m
Low: -217' -66 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“Hike along a lovely boardwalk that winds through a unique landscape.”— Kristen Arendt
The boardwalk is open year round, however Salt Creek is typically only flowing from November through May, when the creek is fed by winter storms. There are standing pools of water the rest of the year, but the stream will mostly dry up in the summer and fall.
The best time to visit is during the spring (February - April) when the rare Salt Creek Pupfish are spawning. Interpretive signs along the way explain pupfish behavior, their adaptations, and how they relate to other pupfish around the Mojave Desert.
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Land Manager: NPS - Death Valley National Park