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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Wonderful introduction to the perils of Death Valley by walking the salt lake at Badwater in searing heat. The drive to there from Shoshone is sensational. The toilet facilities are also an experience.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

At 282 feet below sea level the shimmering salt plains are a sight to behold. Walk out on the boardwalk and further if you want. Amazingly hot, even at mid morning. Less than 20 miles from furnace creek. Well worth the (straight) drive.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This place has changed over the years and much better parking and a much better experience for the traveller. Some hiked away that I'd never seen before on other visits.

Thank T-Bone0030
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The parking lot is very close to the salt flat area. You don't need to walk far to see them. The best pictures come if you walk past the crowd to where it's less touched. You don't need to walk far to for this, maybe 1/2 or 3/4 a mile.

I do caution people that it's extremely hot even at 5pm. It was 105 when I went in May at the end of the day. Bring more water than you think you need.

On your way back to the parking lot, look up at the mountain for the small sign that says "sea level"

Thank Maryann C
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This is the lowest point in America. There is a nice wooden walkway out to the salt basin and bad water. It only takes a minute to walk out. There are parts where you can walk and parts that you must stay off to avoid crushing the basin. It was 107F the day we were there so I didn't linger.

Thank Trish W
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