Only have a long weekend but fancy some great trekking? On this guided weekend you head to Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada. Transferring from Las Vegas to the park, highlights are a hike through Golden Canyon and Mosaic Canyon, a climb to Dante’s View and a trek to the lowest point in the United States, the salt flats of Badwater Basin.
Day 1: Getting picked up at Las Vegas and taken to Death Valley, including tours of Harmony Borax Works and an overview of the coming days
Day 2: Getting an early start hiking down from Furnace Creek Ranch to Golden Canyon to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of Zabriskie Point
Day 3: Journeying north explore Mosaic Canyon and the Devil's Cornfield to Salt Creek, an expansive saline waterway that miraculously keeps desert pupfish alive
Day 4: Tackle Dante's View for a glimpse at the highest peaks in the continental U.S., including the 11,000-foot-tall Telescope Peak ahead of the Sierra Nevada mountain range