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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

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Famous as the spot on the cover of the U2 album "The Joshua Tree," Zabriskie Point is a geological curiosity formed by sediment from a dried-up lake. Thermal waters gave it color, and wind and lava shaped its erosion patterns. This location is named after Christian Zabriskie, vice-president of the Borax company, which had mining operations in Death Valley. The sun makes high-contrast shadows on the formations, which change over the course of the day. Put Zabriskie Point and other Death Valley National Park attractions into our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very nice viewing point for the stunning beauties of tge Death Valley National Park". You can admire here contrasts from the several different kinds of geological formations. 
    Very nice viewing point for the stunning beauties of tge Death Valley National Park". You can admire here contrasts from the several different kinds of geological formations.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning views - for anyone with walking limitations it’s incline is easier than it looks with ample areas to stop. Bring a camera and sunrise or sunset changes the appearance greatly... 
    Absolutely stunning views - for anyone with walking limitations it’s incline is easier than it looks with ample areas to stop. Bring a camera and sunrise or sunset changes the appearance greatly...  more »
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  • One of the more beautiful places to be at during sunset in Death Valley. The colors of the landscape during that time is spectacular and you’ll get some really good photos. There’s a large viewing area and you can walk off to the side and go sit on the rocks and even hike down to the valley below.
  • An awe inspiring view of the surrounding landscape that one must physically see for themselves. If you are in Death Valley take the time to experience this place — you won’t regret it. While many people are often here don’t let that discourage you! Bring a camera or don’t the pictures hardly do it justice. I went for a hike with some friends and found it to be a wonderful challenge of my endurance. Be sure to bring water & snacks but leave no trace!

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