Devil’s Golf Course

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 4

November 28, 2020

Location: Dirt road on the west side of Badwater Road

Parking: Small parking lot

Hike: Walk through the large salt

Pets: Not allowed off pavement

Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass

Restrooms at Trailhead: Yes

After seeing the sunrise light up Zabriskie Point, we headed towards the Devil’s Golf Course before visiting the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. To get to get here you take a well maintained dirt road suitable for most cars.

The weather eroded salt rock gets its name because the formations are so jagged “only the devil could play golf on such rough links.” If you listen closely, you could hear the a crackle or popping noise, which is the the salt crystals expanding and contracting in the heat. – DVNP

Look at the close up of the salt crystals
We were sad to see this disposable mask lying amongst the rocks
There is a cut-de-sac like end to the road. Please stay parked on the designated road

After leaving the Devil’s Golf Course we went to the Furnace Creek Visitor. At that time the visitor center was opened to a degree and we were able to consult with Park Rangers on what they suggested. After a great conversation we went to Titus Canyon!

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