California’s National Parks and National Monuments

One of best things about living in California is the wide array of beautiful and diverse National Parks & Monuments all located within the state (there are nine of them, but 28 including the monuments). From Joshua Tree in the South to Lassen Volcanic Park in the North, California is full of diverse and wonderful […]

Ubehebe Crater and Little Hebe in Death Valley

Ubehebe (pronounced YOU-bee-HEE-bee) Crater is a giant crater located near the northern part of Death Valley National Part. It is the starting point of the dirt road that leads to some of Death Vally’s best spots such as the racetrack, lost burro mine and teakettle junction; however, the crater itself is worth a trip to in […]

Teakettle Junction in Death Valley

Teakettle Junction is one of those unique places in the middle of nowhere that draws visitors see it while on the road to the Racetrack Playa. Not a lot of history is known about this location, but a couple of locals told me that it is said to have been put here to show early […]

Natural Rock Bridge in Death Valley

Death Valley is full of unique and interesting places to visit. From Devils Golf Course to the Racetrack it has a large collection of odd natural formations, and the rock bridge is one of them. The natural rock bridge in Death Valley is located only a short 10 minute drive from Badwater along a dirt […]

Ashford Mill in Death Valley

Ashford Mill is a short stop on the way to Badwater or eventually Furnace Creek located on Highway 178. At Ashford Mill, you can see the remains of what was once a small mining town built around 1914. Getting There Ashford Mills is pretty far away from everything in Death Valley. It is on the way […]

Harmony Borax Works: Borax Mining History of Death Valley

Harmony Borax Works is a short stop in Death Valley, near Furnace Creek, that is the home of a lot of the mining history of the area. In about fifteen minutes you can walk around and see the remains of a refinery and a twenty mule team wagon, as well as a lot of history […]

Lost Burro Mine in Death Valley

One of my favorite spots that I visited in Death Valley was the Lost Burro Mine. It is exceptionally well preserved and gives a great amount of insight into the life of the people that settled here and tried to make a living. I cannot even imagine how difficult it must have been. The Lost Burro […]

Devils Golf Course in Death Valley

The Devils Golf Course is another short stop on the drive between Badwater and Furnace Creek. The Devils Golf Course itself is made up of large salt formations that jut out of the barren landscape for as far as the eye can see. Details Time needed: 20 min Be careful walking around as the ground […]

The Racetrack: The Sliding Rocks of Death Valley

One of the most unusual places to visit in all of Death Valley is located 27 miles down a dirt road, only accessible via an all day adventure in a four-wheel drive car. This place is known as The Racetrack, but most people will just know it by its photos of rocks that seemingly move […]

Offroading in Death Valley with Farabee’s Jeep Rentals

Going to Death Valley and not seeing the backcountry is like going to a pool and not being able to swim. While it is still an amazing trip, there is just so much more that Death Valley has to offer if you grab a 4×4 Jeep and set out on its hundreds of different trails. […]