We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Panamint Mountains

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-786-3200

Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
Great Scenary

From Furnace Creek it is about a 60 mile drive along highway 190. The trip itself has beautiful scenery all along the way. You go from a couple hundred feet below sea level to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob B
Flanders, New Jersey

Similar Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 58: English reviews
Flanders, New Jersey
Level Contributor
192 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Furnace Creek it is about a 60 mile drive along highway 190. The trip itself has beautiful scenery all along the way. You go from a couple hundred feet below sea level to 5000 feet above. You ca make a food, gas, supplies & souvenirs at the little town of Stovepipe Wells. We ended at "Father Crowley's View" atop... More 

Thank Bob B
Westland, Michigan
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting layers of color envelope the mountains and make for a picturesque landscape. Easy drive and must see attraction.

Thank Wendee W
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
868 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Coming into Death Valley from the west side you go through Trona and the Panamint Valley and Panamint Mountains. There are some spectacular views as you come down into the valley and as you climb the mountains to get over to Death Valley the patterns in the rocks. You can often see military aircraft zooming overhead as this is close... More 

Thank csarchibald
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
394 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I came up from Ridgecrest. The Road is well maintained and is an easy drive, except for one 6-mile section that recently washed out. It is graded but quite rough. Proceed slowly, to control dust, and look for areas where there are fewer tracks for smoother travel. It was late May and temperatures were still tolerable. Do bring water and... More 

1 Thank Violette54
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
125 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The drive into Panamint Valley is excellent and in superb condition. Very windy and a motorcycle dream road. Just before Panamint Valley there is a lookout at about 4000' that you could access very carefully in an SUV. The view is incredible. You can see the whole Panamint Valley from there and it's breathtaking. Great side trip. Bring water and... More 

Thank dmc19751
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
1,051 reviews
489 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Spectacular views / and if you're lucky there will be fighter jets flying overhead. Make sure that you stop at Father Crowley Overlook too --- that's where they drop into Rainbow Canyon and do some Topgun moves. Great photo ops.

Thank rollngstone
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
445 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went up to see the end of the "Super Bloom" and found some lovely specimens, but not many. Started at 70 degrees and ended up at 30 degrees and 2 inches of slushy snow, but the views are beautiful.

Thank SantaFeDiva
Level Contributor
96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Driving to Lone Pine from Death Valley the road winds through the mountains over two summits . A lot of fun driving plus we were as some others buzzed by a fighter jet Fun drive

Thank Bill W
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Stunning views, the drive is incredible through these very high desert mountains. Seeing combat aircraft a few hundred feet off the deck was very cool and surprising.

2 Thank Mark S
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
272 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This road is really windy and steep. Take your time. No opportunities to pull over and enjoy the view. Pay attention to the road

1 Thank Pete Z

Travellers who viewed Panamint Mountains also viewed

Death Valley National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA

Been to Panamint Mountains? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Panamint Mountains staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?