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Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

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

The viewpoint is located at the upper end of the badlands and is easily identifiable by its striking canyons and valleys. The arid land around Zabriskie Point is a sunbaked expanse that supports very little life and is loved for its breathtaking views. The deep gulches visible in the distance are attributed to the sporadic downpours that reshape the land and erode the soil.

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.

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Death Valley National Park
Zabriskie Point Rd, Furnace Creek, CA

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Open 24 hours

Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Mon - Sun: 8am - 5pm

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Weekly Pass
Vehicle: $30
Motorcycle: $25
Individual: $15

Death Valley Annual Pass: $55

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