Zabriskie Point is an iconic viewing point that’s popular for its spectacular views of the vibrantly colored badlands located close to Furnace Creek.
Its location within the Death Valley National Park makes it an idyllic getaway for outdoor exploration.
Zabriskie Point, Sunrise & Sunset, Hike Trail, Death Valley National Park
This 360-degree panorama makes Zabriskie Point an iconic vantage point. Manly Beacon is visible to the northeast, rising majestically behind the multi-hued badlands. The unique cliffs of the Red Cathedral are partially visible from Zabriskie, although they are best seen when standing at the nearby Golden Canyon.
Look south of Zabriskie, and it is easy to spot the towering mountains that lie behind the Artist’s Palette. The Artist’s Palette is aptly named for its multi-colored surfaces and is a geologic phenomenon that is attributed to the oxidation of different metals resulting in numerous hues. The rainbow bands resemble a painter’s palette and are a sight to be seen.
The peaks of the Gower Gulch are visible right below Zabriskie Point. This is a stunning landscape that is easily accessible using the Golden Canyon-Gower Gulch Loop, which is a four-mile trail with interesting exhibits with information on the Canyon’s geologic history.
Zabriskie Point is a great location for photography, particularly at sunrise and sunset, when the tones of gold and orange come alive. Visitors may choose to relax and marvel at the views or go on a hike from the area around Badlands Loop.
Zabriskie Point is a few minutes away from Furnace Creek, using Highway 190. Parking is available, but visitors are advised that pets are not allowed on-site.