Zabriskie Point is one of the most popular scenic overlooks in Death Valley National Park and this spot is easy to access. Zabriskie Point is located on Highway 190 just a few miles east of Furnace Creek and there is a large parking area with basic facilities. Twenty Mule Team Canyon is right next door, so both of these destinations can be explored during a short day trip. Zabriskie Point does require a short uphill hike to the viewing area and there are several foot trails that go to interesting vantage points, so it goes without saying that the cool weather seasons are best for visiting this destination.
Erosive forces have sculpted the colorful landscape at Zabriskie Point over eons of time to create a mesmerizing badlands area that borders upon the surreal. This scenic area is composed of massive ancient dry wash deposits, volcanic ash tuff, sedimentary bedrock and mineral rich outcrops, so the colorful earth tones certainly are a feast for the eyes. The rolling wave texture of this eroded landscape captivates all who lay eyes upon this unique terrain, so be prepared to spend more time than initially expected to take it all in. The sunrise and sunset hours accent this vivid landscape in an indescribable way that simply must be experienced in person. For this reason, be sure to note that arriving during the blue hour at dawn or the golden hour before sunset will reveal memorable views that landscape artists worldwide crave to see!
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