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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

California 92328, USA

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About Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

This short hike along Salt Creek takes hikers through one of the more unique areas of Death Valley National Park. With the surprising presence of water in the midst of the salt flats, this area looks positively lush compared to the rest of the basin.This is a very popular area for hiking, walking, and other nature trips, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Attractions Near Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes11.31km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

Mountain-fringed sand dunes reaching 100 ft. A prime spot for sand-boarding.

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park12.39km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

Death Valley National Park, the hottest and driest national park in the United States, located in Death Valley, largely in southwestern California, though a small portion extends into Nevada’s Bullfrog Hills. The park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment including creosote bush, Joshua tree, bighorn sheep, coyote, and the endangered Death Valley pupfish, a survivor from much wetter times.

Keane Wonder Mine
Keane Wonder Mine12.92km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

The Keane Wonder Mine and mill is an abandoned mining facility located within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California. It is located in the Funeral Mountains east of Death Valley and Furnace Creek, California. It was among the most successful gold mines in the valley and followed the course of a rich vein of ore. The miners attempted to remove as much of the ore as possible, and as a result dug out large areas, with only a few pillars to keep the mine from collapsing.

Mosaic Canyon Trail
Mosaic Canyon Trail13.92km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

Mosaic Canyon is a 4 mile hike in Death Valley with short sections of rock scrambling.The trailhead begins at the end of Mosaic Canyon Road, a 2.3 mile dirt road that begins just across the street from Stovepipe Wells Campground. The road is usually passable for most passenger cars, but you may want to check with the rangers if there’s been rain recently. Although there are some nice, shady sections of the trail here.

Harmony Borax Works
Harmony Borax Works16.02km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

An abandoned borax mine. They became famous through the use of large twenty-mule teams and double wagons which hauled borax through the long overland route to the closest railroad in Mojave, California.

Golden Canyon Trail
Golden Canyon Trail22.79km from Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

The Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park is probably the most famous hike in the park. It is easily accessible and you can enjoy the view from manly Beacon and explore the golden mudstone hills . It is one of the iconic location for trekkers and also there are so many things to expore.

Where is Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

Discover More Attractions in Inyo County, Where Salt Creek Interpretive Trail Is Located

Inyo County
Inyo County
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Almost one-half of Inyo Country is within Death Valley National Park. With a population density of 1.8 people per square mile, it also has the second-lowest population density in California, after Alpine County.