Surrounded by a maze of eroded and vibrantly colored badlands the view from Zabriskie Point is one of the most spectacular views in Death Valley National Park. I spent a weekend here last year and took in a sunrise from this spot. Unfortunately, the sunrise was blocked by some clouds but they cleared an hour or so afterwards so I was able to still take some nice shots of the badlands from the viewing platform.
Zabriskie Point (Death Valley National Park)
According to Death Valley’s website this viewpoint is closed for some major renovation work at this time. However, it is expected to re-open in the spring. The viewpoint is a short walk uphill from the parking area and tends to be pretty crowded at both sunrise and sunset. In fact, it was one of the only places that entire weekend where I encountered other photographers out and about. Despite the fact that the Death Valley Marathon (Run Through Hell or something like that) was the same weekend the park was relatively empty.