We walked out quite a long way to get photos but honestly if you’re not up for a long walk or you’re short on time, walking 100m out from the car park gives you as good a view as walking 500m out!
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We enjoyed walking out on the salt flat. Very interesting. Make sure you turn and look back for the sea level sign placed above on the rocks. Went in late November so the temp was perfect.
This was probably my least favorite DV sight. It was crowded, it's somewhat out of the way (30 mins by car?), and there's not much to see except a desert flat. Sure, it's interesting to know you're at the lowest point in the USA, but...More
If you want to know what it’s like to be cooked in a confection oven then Badwater is a must. This is the lowest point below sea level in the USA. 114 degrees with a 20 mile per hour wind is a unique feeling. The...More
Although it seems like a deserted, lifeless salt flat, there is life at Badwater. Surrounded by mountains, this flat salt plain is a fun place to play football, take a long walk and, best of all, join a ranger hike to hear about how this...More
Badwater is an imposing and low key sort of place all in one. Having a good understanding of the geologic forces at work adds to how impressive the location is. So stop and read the signage. Understand what you are looking at and walking across....More
Was it impressive? Not very much. And this is the place we saw most people in Death Valley so it was really popular. Honestly the view is better from Dante's view. Should you take a picture with that below-sea-level sign? If you were lucky to...More
The afternoon before, we got to see the sunset over Badwater Basin from Dante’s View and it was amazing. The next morning we drove to the Badwater Basin around 9:00am. The shadows were covering .25 mile into the basin (note for pictures), but the shade...More