Zabriskie Point reopens a month ahead of schedule!

zabriskiepointZabriskie Point, which was closed on December 1, 2014 for repairs, has been reopened to the public – a full month ahead of schedule!

Thank you, contractors!

The site required major rehabilitation and reconstruction of rock retaining walls and to repave the trail.

Part of Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise and sunset viewing location. The area is famous for its beautiful and colorful eroded rock badlands. There’s a parking area just east of Furnace Creek off Highway 190, and there, it’s just a short uphill hike.

From the NPS website: Death Valley National Park is open year round. Modern well-maintained and air-conditioned vehicles usually have little trouble with desert travel, but summer trips do require extra planning and extra care. Temperatures begin to moderate, dropping below the 100 degree mark, in mid October and the peak visitor season runs through the cool winter and spring months into the middle of April when temperatures again climb above 100.

You can find out more about Death Valley at the NPS website HERE.