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Day Hikes in Death Valley

Death Valley Buttes

Length : 1.2 mile to top of first butte.
Difficulty : strenuous

Description : Climb prominent buttes at the foot of the Grapevine Mountains. From Hell's Gate, walk .5 mile to buttes. Scramble up ridge to to summit of first butte. Second butte is more difficult and .7 mile further. Descend 300' to saddle, then climb 500' to next summit. The ridges are narrow and exposed with steep drop-offs. No trail.

Start : Hell's Gate parking area on Daylight Pass Road.

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