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Father Crowley Vista Point

Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Also known as the begiinning of Star Wars canyon

Our military jets practice low level flying at this place. Do not be surprised when a jet flies... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
427BeatleBob
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Watsonville, California
View is breathtaking

The view is breathtaking and all you have to do is drive to the parking lot. There is no hiking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Juli K
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  • Excellent39%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panamint valley” (10 reviews)
“lone pine” (8 reviews)
“dirt road” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-3200

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our military jets practice low level flying at this place. Do not be surprised when a jet flies overhead. The jets enter the canyon at Father Crowley Vista Point and head out to Pamamint Valley. As you enter the parking lot, you will see a...More

1  Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is breathtaking and all you have to do is drive to the parking lot. There is no hiking involved. There are also bathrooms here.

Thank Juli K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove across the park after hiking Darwin Falls. The drive is spectacular and this spot is well worth the stop. Amazing geological formations and vast vistas.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Pulled off on our way from Lone Pine. While it is not a destination point in and of itself... we enjoyed the views, stretching our legs and found the Father Crowley Vista totally worthy of stopping the car!

Thank webcam13
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Father Crowley Vista Point is an overlook on Hwy 190 on the west side of the park. It has a good view of the Rainbow Canyon below. There is a decent-sized parking lot. To the right of the parking lot, there is a 0.5 mi...More

1  Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Finally got enough bars on AT & T to get email and voice mail! You'll be driving soon enough where there are no bars! Starkly beautiful views. Good place to stretch legs and feel the warmth of the sun.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We stopped at the Furnace Creek Visitors center to ask if they knew when the F18 fighter jets might be flying through the Rainbow Canyon. We were told that it's often just before lunch time. We arrived at Father Crowley Vista Point about 11:20am, just...More

2  Thank VaAlleyCat
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Large parking area, not many people. In December 2017, a little windy. Beautiful vistas of the area.

Thank Jean L
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Father Crowley is at the west end of the park so if you're entering from the west then be sure to stop. If you're exiting from the west, be sure to stop too! Nice vista point.

2  Thank Nas S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Father Crowley Vista Point is a great place to stop for a break. It's often very windy. The restroom is well maintained, and free parking is always available when I pass through. As for the view, it is nice as the elevation is high with...More

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Deanna J
1 November 2017|
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Response from clemmy33 | Reviewed this property |
There was a sign with a picture of jet fighters there at the parking lot, and I took a picture of that. While we were there in June, the jets did not fly by. As they come from the nearby Air Force base, I guess it would... More
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