Where to star gaze all depends on the moon and its schedule, but we have a few suggestions. If the moon is big and bright, we recommend you head towards Mesquite Flats, and if it is not, head to the airport near Furnace Creek. Zabriskie Point is about 700 feet above sea level and closer to the stars. Another spectacular view is available at Dante’s View, which is 5,475 feet above sea level and easily accessible. From this peak, you can look to the Southeast and get a glimpse of the dull glow of Las Vegas!
Many of Death Valley National Park’s trails are easy-to-moderate in difficulty. The best seasons to hike the desert are in fall and winter. Most trails are a half-to-six miles long. Some favorite trails include, Hungry Bill’s Ranch, Ashford Canyon, Golden Canyon, Darwin Falls and Salt Creek.
You cannot go into the desert without visiting sand dunes. The Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes are easily accessible and perfect for photography. The Eureka Dunes are not a popular as Mesquite Flats’ just because of the long drive in, but if you’re looking for something isolated and breathtaking, you can find your peaceful moments here.
ATV, 4WD & Off-Road Tours:
Don’t want to walk the valley? That’s okay because you can drive it! There are plenty of companies that give tours via Hummers, ATVs or even luxury vans. You can sign up for a full day tour or just for a few hours. There are plenty of options!