Death Valley National Park Hiking Tour
February 24 - March 1, 2019
(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, van shuttle between Las Vegas and Death Valley, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.
Las Vegas, NV
Timberline van shuttle between Las Vegas and Death Valley is included prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Las Vegas, NV, Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“Carol and George are both fantastic guides!” Death Valley hiker
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. And, with a little luck (and winter rain), we may be dazzled by an array of desert golds that will surpass any prior images of a desert in bloom. 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.
|Day 1||Group assembles in Las Vegas early morning; van shuttle 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 Gold Course||4|
|Day 6||Van Shuttle to Red Rock Natural Conservation Area; hike First Creek; return to Las Vegas||4|