Dante's View and Peak

Death Valley, California

Dante's View and Peak Professional Review and Guide

"This short, easy hike offers magnificent panoramic views
of the highest and lowest points in the continental United
States. Surrounded by some of the most dramatic and colorful relief found anywhere, you are nearly 6,000 feet directly above the lowest spot in the nation at Badwater.

The unsigned trail to Dante’s Peak is clearly visible to the
north as it climbs toward Dante’s Peak from the parking
area. If possible, take this hike in the early morning with the sun at your back. This makes for better photography and for enhanced enjoyment of the superlative vistas and astounding 5,986-foot drop to the salt flats of Badwater, which sits 282 feet below sea level."

Dante's View and Peak Reviews

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Visitors in Death Valley definitely must stop here for amazing views. If you can, venture away from the parking lot along the narrow ridge trail to one of the many peaks farther out for amazing views of the badwater basin, furnace creek, telescope peak, and possibly mt whitney.

Dante's View and Peak Photos

Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
229 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Under 1 hour
Best: October through June
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS 1:24,000 topo map Dante’s View-CA
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Activity Feed

Jun 2018