From Las Vegas: 4 Day Hiking and Camping in Death Valley

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Explore canyons, vast dune fields, ancient lava flows, high alpine forests, scenic mountains, and the rich history of the American West as you hike the park’s extraordinarily landscapes.

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Highlights

  • Explore Death Valley National Park on foot
  • Hike to one of the most tremendous sights in Death Valley National Park
  • Hike to the trailhead of Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch
  • Head deep into the very spine of the park, the tree-clad Panamint Mountains
  • Enjoy comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities, even while camping

Description

With six mountain ranges and 93 percent untrammelled wilderness, Utah's Death Valley National Park—one of the largest national parks in the United States—is best discovered in a pair of hiking boots. • Day 1: Death Valley National Park Leave Las Vegas behind and head to Death Valley National Park for views of the Badlands’ jagged hills and a walk to the top of Zabriske Point. After a quick stop at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, we’ll hike to the trailhead of Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch, a classic Death Valley hiking loop that takes you deep into the Badlands of the Amargosa Mountains. After a hilltop lunch with panoramic views, walk down into the water-carved Gower Gulch at the edge of Death Valley then head to your camp for the night. Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Today’s walking distance is 8kms (5 miles) with an elevation gain of 205m (680 feet). • Day 2: Death Valley National Park After an early breakfast, head deep into the very spine of the park, the tree-clad Panamint Mountains, and take-on the mighty 9000-foot Wildrose Peak. At the trailhead are the historic Charcoal Kilns: enormous stone domes used for smoking out wood fuel for Old West mining operations. With surprisingly cool temperatures, your hike will take you into a rich juniper forest as you climb the east slopes of Wildrose Peak. At the summit, enjoy breathtaking views of Death Valley, Panamint Valley, and the snow-streaked Sierra Nevada Range on the western horizon. Special Information: Today’s driving time is up to 5 hours. Today’s walking distance is 14kms (9 miles) with an elevation gain of 610m (2000 feet). • Day 3: Death Valley National Park Today you will take it easy with a drive past the Devil’s Cornfield and a hike to the peaceful Mesquite Sand Dunes for sweeping views of several mountain ranges. After the dunes, you will drive further for an easy hike to one of the most tremendous sights in Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls, a spring-fed waterfall in the driest place on earth. After the falls, enjoy a delicious dinner as a group and make the return drive to Furnace Creek. Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 5 hours. Today’s walking distance is upwards of 7kms (4 miles) with an elevation gain of approximately 195m (635 feet). • Day 4: Death Valley National Park For our final day in Death Valley, hike one of several mountain canyons of the Amargosa Range. Desolation Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, Virgin Spring Wash, and Kaleidoscope Canyon each provide a different take on Death Valley’s wilderness. After lunch on the trail or, if time allows, atop the expansive vista of Dante’s View—the best overlook of Death ValleSpecial Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours. Today’s walking distance is upwards of 7kms (4 miles) with an elevation gain of up to 150m (500 feet).y — you will have time to enjoy the view before the drive back to Las Vegas where your trip will come to an end.

Includes

Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners Transport: Private vehicle Accommodation: Camping (3 nights) Included activities: Zabriske Point stop, Furnace Creek Visitor Center visit, Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch hike, Panamint Mountains hike including Wildrose Peak climb, Mesquite Sand Dunes hike, Darwin Falls visit, Amargosa Range hike, Dante's View lookout, Shuttle to Las Vegas

Important Information

  • This is a walking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included walks and activities.
  • This trip involves driving which may involve up to 5 hours in the van as we travel between the best hiking spots in Death Valley.
  • Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed.
  • A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed.
  • A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • A single tent is provided to all solo travelers at no extra cost.

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