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Zabriskie Point Trail

Easy/Intermediate
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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer out and back
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 19' 6 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 684' 208 m
Low: 665' 203 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Thomas Birch

A short run to one of the must-see viewpoints of Death Valley National Park.

Thomas Birch

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Overview

A run to Zabriske Point is one of the highlights of a visit to Death Valley. The short run out to the overlook is wide and easy, and at the end you are rewarded with an unforgettable view.

Description

This short out-and-back run to Zabriske Point is a must-do for the stunning views.

The path is wide and paved with very little elevation gain, making it an easy out and back for families or those with limited time or mobility. And the view from the end of the trail is well worth the trip.

The colorful hillsides have been eroded into many fantastic shapes, and the view is particular stunning if you can time your visit to sunrise or sunset.

Runners looking for a longer outing can head out on the Golden Canyon Trail which leaves from the same trailhead for a longer excursion into the hills of the Amargosa Range.

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Amazing views! Death Valley - Zabriskie Point.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
Admiring a Pink Sunset
Sep 27, 2017 near Badwater, CA
Death Valley Badlands.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
Zabriskie Point
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
View from Zabriske Point.
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA
Manly Beacon from Zabriskie Point
Jan 27, 2016 near Badwater, CA

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