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Death Valley Family Biking: California's Desert Wonderland
|from $1,998* per person||4 Days||February-April|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 5|
|Operator: Backroads||24 people max|
- Airport near las vegas, nv, united states
- Active & Adventure trips
- Hike among rock formations that look like Neapolitan ice cream
- Relish in the peacefulness of the desert
- Zabriskie Point, with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Panamint Range
- Kids take in the desert scenery on horseback
- Spectacular Mosaic Canyon, where marble fragments are fused to the narrow rock walls
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- Family oriented trip.
Day 1 Scotty's Castle, a flamboyant Moorish-style hacienda featuring an indoor waterfall, 18 fireplaces and a pipe organ.
What's that shimmering in the distance? The Great Salt Flats play
tricks on your eyes as you ride to Mud Canyon on mostly level terrain.
Day 2 Spectacular Mosaic Canyon, where marble fragments are fused to the narrow rock walls. Hike amid the hidden wonders of the park, from a smooth water-carved canyon to a desert oasis frequented by wildlife. Adults bike through badlands to Hell's Gate Pedal past graceful sand dunes surrounded by the Panamint Mountains. Our hotel's spring-fed swimming pool invites a refreshing afternoon dip.
Day 3 Amble among rock formations that look like Neapolitan ice cream. Kids saddle up for a morning horseback ride while adults bike to Badwater, the lowest point in the United States at 282 feet below sea level. Witness the mesmerizing mirage of a sandy beach on the giant Salt Playa.
Day 4 Hike to Zabriskie Point, the park's most celebrated vista spot. Take in the amazing panorama of the Panamint Range, including Telescope Peak and the badlands' yellow sandstone. Look for ancient lava flows in the Black Mountains to the south.