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Panamint Mountains

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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.

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Even Better on a Road Bike

My wife and I cycled the Panamint Mountains....a gorgeous site. I do not recommend cycling this unless you're in good shape and workout in the mountains--it is quite difficult.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K

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47 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I cycled the Panamint Mountains....a gorgeous site. I do not recommend cycling this unless you're in good shape and workout in the mountains--it is quite difficult.

Thank Michael K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Challenging hikes and not easy to get to. But fantastic views of both Death Valley and the Sierras. A long drive into the Kilns, with the last two miles on a dirt road. If you want to go past the Kilns, you need four wheel drive. Wildrose Peak is a great hike. The one up to Rogers Peak is even... More 

Thank Jon M
Jackson Hole, WY
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260 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Another geologic wonder of Death Valley. It's fun to follow the bands winding their way around the mountains.

Thank dkudu
Los Angeles
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151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Have lived in California over 30 years and never got out to Death Valley. Expected just desert. The highlight of my trip were the mountains. The view of Telescope peak dusted in snow from Panamint Springs was a real surprise. Enjoyed driving over Towne pass.

Thank dziran
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is the main view from Furnace Creek. It amazed me - standing in the desert and looking at snow capped mountains! Photos come out great too.

Thank jojoma56
Long Beach, CA USA
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16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Though we spent much of our time in the Death Valley, we stayed @ the Panamint motel. For what was visable from there the hues of blues/ grays, reds and sand changed with the passing clouds and dusk and dawn. Hope to explore more there next time.

1 Thank nsfalk
New Mexico
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174 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We made a long run into the Panamints to visit some old mines over a 4WD road, meeting other non-traditional types along the way. Everybody was friendly and helpful and the mines were simply amazing. What were these old-timers thinking setting up shop in such places? Their craziness contributed to ours and we had a lovely time. Take water!!

1 Thank puckerstoppled
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

If the weather is fine, Highway 190 through the Panamint Mountains is an absolutely magnificent route. If the weather is not fine, DO NOT be tempted!

1 Thank Lit-traveler
Flanders, New Jersey
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223 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

From Furnace Creek it is about a 60 mile drive along highway 190. The trip itself has beautiful scenery all along the way. You go from a couple hundred feet below sea level to 5000 feet above. You ca make a food, gas, supplies & souvenirs at the little town of Stovepipe Wells. We ended at "Father Crowley's View" atop... More 

1 Thank Bob B
Westland, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting layers of color envelope the mountains and make for a picturesque landscape. Easy drive and must see attraction.

Thank Wendee W

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