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Father Crowley Vista Point

Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Patience Pays Off for the Aviation Enthusiast

Coming here to look at the landscape gets an Average rating. But if you have the patience to wait... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NV_Travelers_77
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Mesquite, Nevada
Breathtaking 360 degree views!

The walk is deceptively longer than you’d think, but it’s absolutely worth the stop! Hold onto your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clayton O
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Georgia
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panamint valley” (10 reviews)
“lone pine” (8 reviews)
“fighter jets” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-3200
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"panamint valley"
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"lone pine"
in 8 reviews
"fighter jets"
in 5 reviews
"dirt road"
in 13 reviews
"short stop"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"mono lake"
in 3 reviews
"training area"
in 3 reviews
"stretch legs"
in 2 reviews
"walk or drive"
in 2 reviews
"parking lot"
in 12 reviews
"death valley"
in 41 reviews
"large parking area"
in 2 reviews
"first stop"
in 6 reviews
"great view"
in 6 reviews
"rest rooms"
in 2 reviews
"darwin falls"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Coming here to look at the landscape gets an Average rating. But if you have the patience to wait around for several hours and luck is with you, you might get to see military jets fly through the canyon below the overlook - that makes...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is deceptively longer than you’d think, but it’s absolutely worth the stop! Hold onto your hats because the wind will buffet you from the peak. The 15-minute easy walk will make for glorious pictures if you’re not prepared for some of the more...More

Thank Clayton O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new vista area isn't as good as it was a few years ago. I can understand the need to upgrade facilities to manage the increased tourist traffic and protect the environment, but the overall view was better before the upgrade

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Worth a quick stop, absolutely -- it was rather windy when we were there (I get the impression that's fairly common), but that just makes the view all the clearer. SO many colors. The wind led to a very interesting occurrence - there was a...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a highway lookout that is well worth the stop. Beautiful, expansive vistas. You may see vehicles on a diet road farther out toward the point, but the road is too rough for standard passenger vehicles. Skip it unless you have very high clearance...More

Thank Mary G
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This place is very beautiful to see. We were also treated to a surprise from the fighter jets racing down the canyon below us. We also had one do a flyover the parking lot maybe 100 feet over our heads at about 400 mph.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our military jets practice low level flying at this place. Do not be surprised when a jet flies overhead. The jets enter the canyon at Father Crowley Vista Point and head out to Pamamint Valley. As you enter the parking lot, you will see a...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The view is breathtaking and all you have to do is drive to the parking lot. There is no hiking involved. There are also bathrooms here.

Thank Juli K
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We drove across the park after hiking Darwin Falls. The drive is spectacular and this spot is well worth the stop. Amazing geological formations and vast vistas.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Pulled off on our way from Lone Pine. While it is not a destination point in and of itself... we enjoyed the views, stretching our legs and found the Father Crowley Vista totally worthy of stopping the car!

Thank webcam13
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Deanna J
1 November 2017|
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Response from clemmy33 | Reviewed this property |
There was a sign with a picture of jet fighters there at the parking lot, and I took a picture of that. While we were there in June, the jets did not fly by. As they come from the nearby Air Force base, I guess it would... More
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campingwithlotsakids
22 April 2015|
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Response from DRPARANORMAL |
If he is the same Father Crowley from the Roadside Memorial near Walker Pass and Hwy 14 North, the Padre of the Desert who was killed when he hit a steer late night. He was famous for trying to keep the natural Waters in the... More
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