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“Stop and stretch your legs”

Father Crowley Vista Point
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San Diego, California
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214 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Stop and stretch your legs”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

On the hundred mile ride from Olancha to Death Valley, this is a good place to stop, take 5 minutes to admire the view, stretch your legs, and snap a couple of pictures.

Visited February 2014
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views across Rainbow Canyon.”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Wow! Simply stunning views across Rainbow Canyon in Death Valley. The high elevation gives you a panoramic view into Death Valley from the Father Crowley vista point. It is an excellent photo stop, especially as the sun goes down and the canyon comes alive with colour. There is off road parking available.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing and awesome view but you must go down dirt side road”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

We visted the bitumen road turnout, carpark and restroom area to read Father Crowley plaque. After starting to drive off i noticed a dirt side road off the carpark (there's only one) and we witnessed the real Father Crowley vista, incredible views amd the best high views we saw in Death Valley. We drove our low clearance Mustang over the rocky road which i would not highly recommend unless you carefully pick your way around rocks. If you are not confident driving then i highly recommend walking down to the end of the road, say 0.6miles, as best views. Enjoy

Visited September 2013
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Ridgecrest, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Father Crowley View Point, Panamint Valley”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

newly constructed parking lot gives you a great view down into Rainbow Canyon, actually the throat of a volcano - which you 've been driving through. But go out the dirt road to the loop for even better views!!

Visited January 2013
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Happened upon this vista as driving out of Death Valley. Great views, wouldn't necessarily have driven there just for the views but head on up to the summit for breathtaking photo ops.

Visited September 2012
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