Just east of the snow-packed Eastern Sierras lies the hottest, lowest, driest, and largest National Park in the lower 48. Cool weather visitors are treated to an otherworldly landscape of sand dunes, badlands, and hidden oases riddled with landmarks of shocking human perseverance, while overnight visitors are rewarded with some of the clearest night skies on the planet.

Viewing 7 of 7 Hikes

Salt Creek

Salt Creek

Distance: 0.5 mi

Time: 0.5 hrs

Difficulty: Beginner

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin

Distance: 1 mi

Time: 0.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 20 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Darwin Falls

Darwin Falls

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 20 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Hungry Bill’s Ranch

Hungry Bill’s Ranch

Distance: 3.3 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 793 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Ashford Canyon

Ashford Canyon

Distance: 4.2 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1162 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch to Zabriskie Point

Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch to Zabriskie Point

Distance: 6 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 875 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak

Distance: 13 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2883 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

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