The Zabriskie Point visitor use area will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic for approximately six months beginning October 1, 2014. The Park estimates the area will reopen in April of 2015.
Take a journey through the fascinating Mojave desert, explore century-old Scotty's Castle, colossal volcanic crater,Death Valley museum, the lowest spot in the Western hemisphere and a ghost town -- all on one fun-filled tour!
Your tour begins with transportation from your hotel to your first stop, the Mojave Desert. Enjoy a tasty complimentary breakfast which includes a muffin, fruit, orange juice and water. Get ready because your unforgettable adventure is about to begin!
Your tour continues on to Scotty's Castle, a Spanish-style landmark. Your guide will take you on an hour-long tour of this 100-year-old building. Feel free to roam around for 30 minutes after your tour and have a complimentary picnic lunch served on the grounds of Scotty's Castle. Enjoy a scrumptious deli-meat sandwich, chips, cookies, fruit, soda and water.
After your delicious meal, the tour proceeds on to your third stop, Ubehebe Crater. This 3,000 year-old geographic remnant, measuring nearly half a mile across and 800 feet deep, is all that's left from a volcanic eruption so destructive that even the volcano itself was wiped out!
Continue your adventure to the Furnace Creek Ranch museum, where you can learn about Death Valley's history. You'll visit your next destination, Badwater located a whopping 282 below sea level. Badwater, the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere, has a permanent spring-fed pool and salt flats you can walk on.
Your tour ends with a stop at Rhyolite. Take a look at several landmarks of the town's glory days.
You will receive a Death Valley Explorer Certificate to commemorate your enjoyable, historical experience!
Return transportation to your hotel is included.
This tour is typically available starting the 1st Tuesday in September until the last Thursday in May. This tour is not available Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.