Death Valley’s Panamint Valley
Another large valley at Death Valley National Park is Panamint Valley. It is 65 miles long and up to 10 miles wide and stretches from Panamint Dunes, located inside the park, to the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center. It is also home to the Barker Ranch, infamous as the temporary home of the Charles Manson gang in the late 1960s.
Wide expanses and elevation changes are the predominant features at Panamint Valley. That’s snow-covered Telescope Peak, at 11,043 feet, the highest point in Death Valley NP.
The main road meanders through the valley and has some incredible elevation changes.
Panamint Dunes was formed when high winds forced sand into the north end of Panamint Valley.
Brightly colored Zinc Hill in the Argus Range.