Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Famous as the spot on the cover of the U2 album "The Joshua Tree," Zabriskie Point is a geological curiosity formed by sediment from a dried-up lake. Thermal waters gave it color, and wind and lava shaped its erosion patterns. This location is named after Christian Zabriskie, vice-president of the Borax company, which had mining operations in Death Valley. The sun makes high-contrast shadows on the formations, which change over the course of the day. Put Zabriskie Point and other Death Valley National Park attractions into our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Considering Death Valley is the lowest point in the US, Zabriskie Point is actually up a short hike and has good views from up top. The natural formations are beautiful and the sunlight creates...  more »
  • It's a steep but short, paved walk up to the point. It was beautiful to see the sunrise from there. Remember that the sun rises later over the mountains. We had to wait over an hour, but it was worth....  more »
  • Easy walk with great views. A must see if you are in Death Valley. Simply Spectacular. Easy parking. Steep but easy ten minute walk up to the view point. Great photo opportunity.
  • One of the best spots in Death Valley. The views are simply amazing here. No photo can give it justice, you have to see it for yourself. This place is a true must see.
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