Death Valley N.P. Hiking Tour – 6 Day Self-Guided
5 nights lodging reservations with breakfast, recommendations for dinner and lunch, tour maps with written directions and GPS coordinates, driving directions; T-shirt, narratives about the area, 24x7 phone support on tour
Las Vegas, NV
TOUR DATES CAN BE SELECTED SEPTEMBER THROUGH APRIL
Arrive at: McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV
Optional Add-ons: Pre and Post Tour Lodging Arrangements
Not included: Flight to Las Vegas, car rental
Death Valley National Park has an instantaneous emotional impact on everyone who sees it. That initial view from Zabriskie Point across the vastness of the valley floor to the distant Panamint Peaks rising from the valley clad in an unmistakable mantle of snow is unlike anything that you have ever experienced in a hiking trip.
Spectacular though this view may be, it reveals nothing of the intrigue of Death Valley. Several days of hiking into just a few of the nooks and crannies of Death Valley confirmed for us why we choose to hike rather than do bus tours. You won’t believe the hidden treasures that await you on this Death Valley Hiking Tour – the startling colors of Mosaic Canyon, the improbability of a waterfall in Fall Canyon and the narrows of that canyon above the fall, the Ubehebe Volcanic Crater, and the breathtaking views from its rim, to name a few. The reality is—when you’ve chosen to visit a region that embraces the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere that is located only 80 miles from the highest point in the “Lower 48,” you need to expect the unexpected. Death Valley does not disappoint.
Tour dates can be booked through the fall, winter and spring. Late October to mid-April is the recommended time to visit, with cool weather and sparse crowds through the winter, and the lure of dazzling golds and pinks of the desert in bloom greeting spring visitors. Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
(Note: actual hotels are subject to availability and not guaranteed before booking)
|Day 1||Transfer from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park; hike Sand Dunes (2 miles); overnight at the Oasis||2|
|Day 2||Hike Willow Spring Canyon (5 miles); visit Badwater; hike Natural Bridge (3 miles)||8|
|Day 3||Hike Mosaic Canyon (4 miles), Sand Dunes (2 miles); and Salt Creek (2 miles)||8|
|Day 4||Hike Golden Canyon-Zabriskie Point- Gower Gulch (6 miles)||6|
|Day 5||Hike Rim of Ubehebe and Little Hebe Craters (4 miles); Devil's Golf Course||4|
|Day 6||Transfer to Red Rock Natural Conservation Area; hike First Creek; return to Las Vegas||4|