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Father Crowley Vista Point

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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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great quick stop

WE stopped here by chance last Sunday pm to see the air force planes going around on our way back from death valley - good quick stop - we got lucky with 2 fighter planes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
M S
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Santa Clara, California

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped here on our way out of Death Valley - just a place to stretch legs for 10 mins, nice view, but there are better places to see around the location. Be prepared to hold your breath if using the rest rooms!

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE stopped here by chance last Sunday pm to see the air force planes going around on our way back from death valley - good quick stop - we got lucky with 2 fighter planes practicing around and went through the small canyon, which you dont get to see everyday (no pics unfortunately as we didn't expect that) - has... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good place to start visit if entering park from this side. Spectacular views from Vista point and handy toilet if you have travelled far !

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Vail, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We came into Death Valley National Park on CA190 from the west and our first stop with views was at Father Crowley Vista Point. The view into the first section of Death Valley was spectacular ! This area you see is not the "deep" portion of the Valley, but a side canyon. After you traverse this canyon then you go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Unbelievable! - We were surprised to see fighter jets headed right for us, about 50-100 feet from the surface, then they dropped down through Rainbow Canyon (fighter pilots call this Star Wars Canyon). It was totally awesome to see!!!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

At least if you are coming from the West! Good Carpark and toilets (which need attention) and an additional unsealed drive to a better vantage point.

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Henley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Just off the road into a car park. There is a view. Fairly average if you ask me but it doesn't take any time do may as well stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A great stopping area to take in this amazing wonder and read the history of Father Crowley. Look out for Jets flying past as its training skies for the airforce, this added to the awesomeness of the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Doesn't take long to stop here and look out from the parking lot. Some different views of valleys, rocks, and mountains. See photos.

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Julian, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Just a stopping place with Toilet facilities but give a good mountain view of the area Think of it as more of a rest stop with a view

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