Fossil Falls in Inyo County, California, United States - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Fossil Falls

Fossil Falls, California, USA

Volcanoes
Rock Formations

About Fossil Falls

A unique geological feature created by the volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada.



Attractions near Fossil Falls

Mount Whitney75.89km from Fossil Falls

with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m), it is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. The mountain is partially dome-shaped, with jagged ridges extending to the sides.

Manzanar86.99km from Fossil Falls

World War II American concentration camp where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes101.16km from Fossil Falls

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

Badwater Basin106.57km from Fossil Falls

An endorheic basin noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Consisists of a small spring-fed pool of "bad water" next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. Significant rainstorms flood the valley bottom periodically, covering the salt pan with a thin sheet of standing water. When the basin is flooded, some of the salt is dissolved; it is redeposited as clean crystals w

Harmony Borax Works108.67km from Fossil Falls

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.

Dante’s View109.83km from Fossil Falls

Dante's View offers a dramatic panoramic view of Death Valley from a very brink of an edge. It is also an excellent venue for night time star viewing with telescopes.

Where is Fossil Falls

Discover more attractions in Inyo County, where Fossil Falls is located

Inyo County9 attractions

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.