Panamint Springs Area
Places to see and things to do in the Panamint Springs area of Death Valley National Park
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A miracle in the desert, this spring-fed waterfall flows year-round in a narrow gorge. Its lush streamside thickets of wilows ring with
the song of migrating birds in springtime. Located just west of Panamint Springs via a 2.5 mile unpaved road. Although there is no
formal trail, the mostly level, one-mile walk to the falls involves some rock scrambling and several stream crossings.
Father Crowley Vista
A landscape of dark lava flows and volcanic cinders abruptly gives way to the gash of Rainbow Canyon below this viewpoint. Walk the dirt
track east of the parking lot for a grand overlook of northern Panamint Valley. Vista located west of Panamint Springs on Hwy 190.
Lee Flat Joshua Trees
The finest stands of tree-sized yuccas in the park grow in this mountain-rimmed valley. Take the paved but rough Saline Valley Road to a
junction in Lee Flat. The gravel roads in either direction will provide good views of Joshua trees.
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
These ten beehive-shaped structures are among the best preserved in the west. Built in 1876 to provide fuel to process silver/lead ore,
they still smell of smoke today. The last 2 miles of gravel road to the kilns are passable to most vehicles. Located in upper Wildrose
Canyon in the Panamint Mountains.
1000 feet higher than Dante’s View, this viewpoint gives a perspective over Death Valley from the west. Along the gravel road is the
remains of Pete Aguereberry’s camp and his Eureka Mine. The last climb to the point may require a high-clearance vehicle. Located in
the Panamint Mountains off Emigrant Canyon Road.