Explore Death Valley National Park in California with this comprehensive guide to 280 hiking and driving destinations.
With elevations ranging from 282 feet below sea level to 11,049 feet, a world-famous climate, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the North American desert, Death Valley National Park is a year-round hiker’s paradise. Hundreds of miles of trails and cross-country routes lead to countless canyons, springs, and abandoned mines, most of them infrequently visited. Whether you want to stroll on salt flats, hike a lonesome canyon, climb a rugged peak, visit a remote gold mine, or simply explore the backcountry by car, this comprehensive guidebook provides 280 destinations suited to your interests.
Illustrated with original topographic maps, Hiking Death Valley by Michel Digonnet guides you to the area’s most popular sites and many spectacular, out-of-the-way places, demonstrating the remarkable diversity of its terrain, geology, flora, and fauna. Many of the region’s historic mines, camps, and ghost towns are also described, including accounts of their fascinating and colorful past.
Inside you’ll find:
- 280 hiking/driving destinations
- Easy day hikes and multiple-day treks
- Eight desert ranges, as well as Saline, Eureka, and Panamint valleys
- Distance and elevation tables for all routes
- 65 computer-generated topographic maps
- Backcountry road logs and descriptions
- Detailed history of over 60 mines, ghost towns, camps, and other historic sites
- Geology, flora, and fauna
- Tips on desert hiking