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Sunset at the top of Dante’s View in Death Valley

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Sunset at the top of Dante’s View in Death Valley

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Sunset at the top of Dante’s View in Death Valley

Being at the campsite in the desert of Death Valley, California, I look for a place to take pictures of the sunset. After more information, my choice was Dante’s View. Dante’s View is the primary overlook in Death Valley National Park. Dante’s view is also a filming location in Star Wars Episode IV.

The spot offers amazing panoramic views. Below Dante’s View is Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. Across the valley rises Telescope Peak, the highest in the park. Under the morning light, the views are breathtaking in every direction.

 

The road for the top is called Dantes View Road. It’s asphalted and pretty steep. From the Dante’s View parking lot, visitors can take several paths, one of which leads to the very brink of the edge, offering a dramatic panoramic view.

Using this road is very impressive. The road’s winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. The view from the top of the Black Mountains is considered to be one of the great photographic spots in Death Valley.

The top of the Black Mountains at 5,475 feet, Dante’s view is tall and wide. Both of Death Valley’s elevation extremes, 282 feet below sea level and 11,049 feet above.

I have the opportunity to make a series of timelapse:  Timelapse at Death Valley with the sunset

Photographs “Sunset at Dante’s View, Death Valley”

Sunset at Dante’s View, Death Valley

 

access:

From Furnace Creek, drive southeast for 11 miles (passing Zabriskie Point). Turn right on Dante’s View Road and drive 13 miles up to the road’s end at Dante’s View.

Badwater Basin is a must to visit in Death Valley

Badwater Basin is a must to visit in Death Valley

 

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