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Map of Hiking and Camping in Death Valley including United States Of America

Immerse yourself in the diverse landscape of Death Valley

With six mountain ranges and 93 percent untrammelled wilderness, Utah's Death Valley National Park—one of the largest national parks in the United States—is best discovered in a pair of hiking boots. Explore canyons, vast dune fields, ancient lava flows, high alpine forests, scenic mountains, and the rich history of the American West as you spend your days hiking the park’s extraordinarily diverse landscapes. At night, rest easy at your basecamp and enjoy delicious dinners by campfire before retiring to your tent under a blanket of stars. Join us for this Death Valley trip of a lifetime.


Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Basix
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Code
SKXD
Physical rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2, Max 6

Why you'll love this trip

  • Have a wonderful outdoor experience while you enjoy comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities, even while camping.

  • Explore Death Valley National Park on foot – hike some most iconic and classic treks under the watchful eye of your expert leader who knows all the best spots.

  • Take an easy hike to one of the most tremendous sights in Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls, a spring-fed waterfall in the driest place on earth.

  • Hike to the trailhead of Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch, a classic Death Valley hiking loop that ventures deep into the Badlands of the Amargosa Mountains.

  • Head deep into the very spine of the park, the tree-clad Panamint Mountains, and take on the challenge of mighty 9000-foot Wildrose Peak.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a walking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included walks and activities.

  • This trip involves driving which may involve up to 5 hours in the van as we travel between the best hiking spots in Death Valley.

  • Death Valley has very hot days so please read our packing list carefully and make sure you prepare adequately for hiking there.

  • On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

Itinerary

Leave Las Vegas behind and head to Death Valley National Park for views of the Badlands’ jagged hills and a walk to the top of Zabriske Point. After a quick stop at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, we’ll hike to the trailhead of Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch, a classic Death Valley hiking loop that takes you deep into the Badlands of the Amargosa Mountains. After a hilltop lunch with panoramic views, walk down into the water-carved Gower Gulch at the edge of Death Valley then head to your camp for the night.
Included Activities
  • Zabriske Point stop
  • Furnace Creek Visitor Center visit
  • Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Today’s walking distance is 8kms (5 miles) with an elevation gain of 205m (680 feet).
After an early breakfast, head deep into the very spine of the park, the tree-clad Panamint Mountains, and take-on the mighty 9000-foot Wildrose Peak. At the trailhead are the historic Charcoal Kilns: enormous stone domes used for smoking out wood fuel for Old West mining operations. With surprisingly cool temperatures, your hike will take you into a rich juniper forest as you climb the east slopes of Wildrose Peak. At the summit, enjoy breathtaking views of Death Valley, Panamint Valley, and the snow-streaked Sierra Nevada Range on the western horizon.
Included Activities
  • Panamint Mountains hike including Wildrose Peak climb
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s driving time is up to 5 hours. Today’s walking distance is 14kms (9 miles) with an elevation gain of 610m (2000 feet).
Today you will take it easy with a drive past the Devil’s Cornfield and a hike to the peaceful Mesquite Sand Dunes for sweeping views of several mountain ranges. After the dunes, you will drive further for an easy hike to one of the most tremendous sights in Death Valley National Park, Darwin Falls, a spring-fed waterfall in the driest place on earth. After the falls, enjoy a delicious dinner as a group and make the return drive to Furnace Creek.
Included Activities
  • Mesquite Sand Dunes hike
  • Darwin Falls visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 5 hours. Today’s walking distance is upwards of 7kms (4 miles) with an elevation gain of approximately 195m (635 feet).
For our final day in Death Valley, hike one of several mountain canyons of the Amargosa Range. Desolation Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, Virgin Spring Wash, and Kaleidoscope Canyon each provide a different take on Death Valley’s wilderness. After lunch on the trail or, if time allows, atop the expansive vista of Dante’s View—the best overlook of Death Valley — you will have time to enjoy the view before the drive back to Las Vegas where your trip will come to an end.
Included Activities
  • Amargosa Range hike
  • Dante's View lookout
  • Shuttle to Las Vegas
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours. Today’s walking distance is upwards of 7kms (4 miles) with an elevation gain of up to 150m (500 feet).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Zabriske Point stop
  • Furnace Creek Visitor Center visit
  • Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch hike
  • Panamint Mountains hike including Wildrose Peak climb
  • Mesquite Sand Dunes hike
  • Darwin Falls visit
  • Amargosa Range hike
  • Dante's View lookout
  • Shuttle to Las Vegas

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

Operations for this trip originate in Utah so Utah sales tax is applicable. This tax is already included in the advertised trip price.

1. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
2. Travellers on this particular trip are not required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
5. This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Wildland Trekking. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid has worked very closely with Wildland Trekking to ensure that all of our customers will enjoy their time away, and experience all that the region has to offer.
6. Please note, pre-trip orientation meeting will take place at 5:00 PM day before trip starts at Tuscany Suites and Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. We recommend you book a pre tour night in that hotel.
7. A single supplement is available. The single supplement applies to all nights of the trip and is subject to availability.
8. A single tent is provided to all solo travelers at no extra cost.

Essential trip information

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