One of the most beautiful places in the Death Valley. A huge white stain in the middle of the desert.
There is a lot to explain about this place, read more about it here: https://www.nps.gov/places/badwater-basin.htm
Note to consider: it is often written to come here at dusk to take pictures. However, don’t arrive in the afternoon, because you probably won’t see anything because of the sun.
The visitor center of the national park. Here you can pay the fee for entrance. The staff here are very pleasant and eager to help, and they also provide useful maps for every corner around the park (including trails). This step should be one of the first steps you should visit when you come here.
The park is full of dunes, but those are the most accessible and wide.
It is highly recommended to come here before dawn and watch the sun rises slowly. The dunes’ landscape creates a beautiful view of shadows and lights when the sun rises. Don’t miss that!
The golden canyon is a great trail for who will want to include some hiking during the trip.
I highly suggest starting hiking early and take sunscreen with you because around noon the sun will watch you anywhere. Moreover, before your arrival, take a map
of the trail from the visitor center in Furnace Creek. It will help you navigating during the trail.
There are two main options for the trail:
1. One way back and forth to the Red Cathedral” (~ 3 kilometers).
2. A loop through the “Gower Gulch” (~ 7 kilometers).
I personally combined both because I had time and I wanted to see everything.
Death Valley National Park, Dantes View Rd, California 92328, USA
Photo by Or Git
PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
An amazing viewpoint to the whole valley. Very recommended to come here either at dusk or before noon, because otherwise the sun will be in your eyes (like it was in mine :)). You will arrive here by car.
Very recommended to surround the crater. There is a short hiking trail that surrounds the crater. The trail allows you to reach the Little Hebe Crater that is next to Ubehebe Crater, and it is suggested to explore the whole area if you are already here.