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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The badlands around Zabriskie Point are a favorite attraction for visitors to Death Valley National Park. Unfortunately, hiking into them requires a certain amount of physical mobility and can be quite taxing during the hotter parts of the day. A great option to see this marvelous terrain is to take the 20 Mule Team Canyon scenic drive, just over a mile to the east.

This 2.8-mile one-way well-graded dirt road winds through a lovely example of Death Valley badlands. These formations are composed of Artist Drive Formation (Pliocene) and are soft and rapidly eroding. The tour doesn’t require any hiking (though it can certainly be used as a jumping off point for on-foot exploration of the area as well). This is also a great place to take children and let them explore the washes and easily-climbed hills of the area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Beautiful scenery. Accessible by all. Fun rock scrambling.

Cons

Dusty.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

20 Mule Team Rd
Furnace Creek, CA 92328
United States

Features

Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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