Saturday, July 21, 2012

 

Death Valley National Park - maps, hiking, photos, virtual tours

Plan your trip to Death Valley or take a virtual tour from the comfort of home.

Summer weather at Death Valley National Park is incredibly hot, so its a good time to take a virtual tour of the park, and possibly to plan a trip to the park to see the wildflowers next spring.

Maps of Landmarks in Death Valley National Park.

• Map book: California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
• PDF map: DVNP Map pdf.

Acme Mapper online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.
Full-Screen online interactive map - Death Valley National Park.




Ubehebe Crater (A)
Scotty's Castle (B)
Titus Canyon Road (C)

Mosaic Canyon Road (D)
Sand Dunes (E)
Hell's Gate (F)
Salt Creek Road (G)
Mustard Canyon Drive (H)
Harmony Borax Works (I)

Furnace Creek Campground (J)
Furnace Creek Visitor Center (K)
Borax Museum (L)
Zabriskie Point (M)
Dantes View Road (N)

Golden Canyon trailhead (O)
Artists Drive (P)
Natural Bridge Road (Q)
Badwater (R)


Links for Virtual Tour and Trip Planning Resources

Street Views of Death Valley provide dynamic, interactive, 360 degree panoramas showing the scenery along the main roads in the park. This includes excellent views of some scenic drives (e.g. Artists Drive, Mustard Canyon Drive). For many other locations Street View only shows the drive to get to the site (Golden Canyon Trailhead, Natural Bridge Trailhead, etc.).

Acme Mapper is the finest online interactive mapping system! It provides Google street maps, Google satellite maps, Google terrain maps and USGS topographic maps in a convenient user-friendly interface. It is definitely worth a little time to learn how to use Acme Mapper.

BRT Photos are photos from my camping trip to Death Valley in spring 2005 to see the seasonal wildflowers.

Img Search searches for photos in the Google Images database. Beware that this system misclassifies lots of pictures, so don't assume that every photo there is from the location that you are searching.

3D and Panoramic Photos & Videos (see below) provide stunning views of Death Valley using various imaging technologies.

Southern Death Valley - going south from Furnace Creek

I have clustered these attractions geographically to help plan locations that you may want to visit on various daytrips as you explore the park. We made our base camp at Furnace Creek Campground when we visited the park in spring 2005.

Street View
Furnace Creek Campground (J)
Furnace Creek Visitor Center (K)
Borax Museum, Furnace Creek (L)
Acme Mapper
N 36.466266 W 116.86622 (J)
N 36.460725 W 116.865455 (K)
N 36.457013 W 116.865154 (L)
BRT photos
Campground.

Borax Museum.
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Zabriskie Point and Dantes View are along roads that run through the south-east part of the park.

Street View
Zabriskie Point (M)
Dantes View Road (N)
Acme Mapper
N 36.421029 W 116.808823 (M)
N 36.220719 W 116.72668 (N)
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These landmarks are all on the Badwater Road, the main road through the southern end of the park. Hiking the Golden Canyon trail was great.

Street View
Golden Canyon Trailhead (O)
Artists Drive (P)
Natural Bridge Trailhead (Q)
Badwater (R)
Acme Mapper
N 36.420518 W 116.847634 (O)
N 36.329894 W 116.830003 (P)
N 36.27406 W 116.792877 (Q)
N 36.229698 W 116.767064 (R)
BRT photos
Golden Canyon.


Badwater 1 , 2 .
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Artists Drive scenic tour.

Click on the road ahead to advance. See additional instructions for Street View.
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Central and Northern Death Valley - going north from Furnace Creek

These attractions are along Hwy 190 north of Furnace Creek.

Street View
Harmony Borax Works (I)
Mustard Canyon Drive (H)
Salt Creek Trailhead (G)
Acme Mapper
N 36.48024 W 116.872633 (I)
N 36.48837 W 116.878638 (H)
N 36.604646 W 116.98042 (G)
BRT photos

Mustard Canyon.
Salt Creek.
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These attractions are on Hwy 190 and Daylight Pass Road that run south-west to north-east through the central part of the park. The Mosaic Canyon trail is a great hike.

Street View
Hell's Gate Overlook (F)
Sand Dunes (E)
Mosaic Canyon Trailhead (D)
Acme Mapper
N 36.710969 W 116.985566 (F)
N 36.605514 W 117.116496 (E)
N 36.604508 W 117.148466 (D)
BRT photos
Hell's Gate.
Sand Dunes 1 , 2 .
Mosaic Canyon.
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These are accessed via Scotty's Castle Road, the main road through the northern part of the park.

Street View
Titus Canyon Trailhead (C)
Scotty's Castle (B)
Ubehebe Crater (A)
Acme Mapper
N 36.794777 W 117.189477 (C)
N 37.031493 W 117.340839 (B)
N 37.010954 W 117.454859 (A)
BRT photos


Ubehebe Crater.
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The wildflowers in springtime are one of the greatest attractions that bring people to visit the park.

Street View
Acme Mapper BRT photos
Death Valley wildflowers.
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3D and Panoramic Photos & Videos from Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park - 3dparks.wr.usgs.gov 3D anaglyphs & panoramic photography.
Scotty's Castle Virtual Tour - Death Valley National Park video tour.
Death Valley National Park - americansouthwest.net - See QTVR Panoramas at bottom of page.


More about:
Use Street View for virtual tours and trip planning for road trips and outdoor activities.
Hiking, Biking & Camping Trip Reports & Photos - BRT Insights.
Hiking Trails in California - Davis Wiki.


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Comments:
This is a great trip. Would like to do it in reality too.
 
What a fantastic trip. Would like to get there when I can see more flowers than I did in June.
 
Great trip. Would like to see more flowers than I did in June.
 
Great photos. Looks like a fantastic trip.
 
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