You don’t have to hike for miles to get to the top to discover a grand view of Death Valley. You will have to just drive. Too easy but the view is a must-see if you are visiting Death Valley.
Something to consider;
- It will be just cold during the winter time. And it is most likely windy too. A wind blows always at Death Valley.
- If you wish to take a good picture on a sunrise or sunset, try to get there early so that you can have some time to find a good spot. You know, the sun goes up or down pretty quick. Sunrise time would not be crowded but sunset time will have more crowd.
- Just a few thoughts on photography; Use a wide-angle lens. Make sure the lens is clean. Try a timelapse shot toward the telescope peak, which the sunlight will reveal the slowly during the sunrise.
- Check the weather. The visibility is key for a good panoramic view/shot.
- If you want to hike a bit away from the parking lot and crowd, the southbound trail is easier and shorter.
Like all other mountain peaks, this is a place to take a 360 view photo or panoramic photo at the viewpoint. This is on the edge of the viewpoint. You can see the whole Badwater area and also it is a superb place to see sunrise and sunset.
Next one was on a south trail at Dante’s View. You can walk pretty easily to either south trail or north trail to have different views of the whole Death Valley park.