Sunset at Zabriskie Point
Death Valley National Park, California
With a beautiful panoramic view over the golden badlands of the Furnace Creek Formation, Zabriskie Point is one of the more popular spots and most visited areas within Death Valley National Park. The vista was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the 1920s and was named after the company’s vice president and general manager, Christian Zabriskie. The site was originally intended as a waystop for visitors in automobiles to see Manly Beacon, the prominent landmark in Death Valley’s “Badlands”.
Since we were camping in Furnace Creek a few miles down the road, Zabrinskie Point seemed like a good spot to set up for a few hours – golden sunset light and some ice-cold IPA’s. It was a good introduction to Death Valley…
Manly Beacon – Named after William L Manly, who helped guide the 49ers out of death valley during the gold rush