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Amargosa RiverThe Amargosa River originates in the mountains surrounding Beatty, Nevada, flows through the Amargosa Desert region, and terminates at Badwater in Death Valley National Park. The Amargosa is about 125 miles long, but after winding around to its end, the river has only traveled about 50 miles to the southwest of its genesis. Most of the river course to Badwater is underground, but about seventeen miles of surface flow exist in the areas of Shoshone, Tecopa, and the Amargosa Canyon. This perennial surface flow has created lush riparian and wetland habitats that support endemic and sensitive species. The Amargosa Canyon contains some of the lusher cottonwood-willow gallery forest in the Mojave Desert.
Amargosa River PhotosA virtual photo tour of the Amargosa River starting in Beatty and continuing downstream to Badwater in Death Valley.
Amargosa River Natural AreaThe Amargosa River Natural Area is located at the south end of Tecopa Valley, and occupies the ...
Things to DoRecreational activities in the area include hiking, bird watching, rock climbing, rock collecting,...
Historic TrailsLooking today much as it may have thousands of years ago, the Amargosa Valley offers the opportunity to explore ...
Hiking Trails TodaySeveral different hiking experiences are available in the Amargosa River Natural Area. While plans are being ...
Bird WatchingThe Amargosa River Natural Area is a classic "vagrant bird trap". This area attracts birds which ...
Other Animals Living HereThe area is known for a variety of bats. They include Western Pipistrelle, Big Brown, Brazilian free-tailed, Spotted, ...
Scenic Touring and SightseeingOne of the most scenic drives, in and around the Amargosa River Natural Area, is the route bringing you here. There ...
RockhoundingOnly a few places for rock collecting exist in this area. All known rock collecting areas have been "worked" for ...
ClimbingThere are some opportunities for climbing in this area. One local challenge is to climb Rainbow Mountain, ...
Tecopa Hot SpringsThis small community in eastern Inyo County is best known for its hot springs. Residents of a small ...