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Near Panamint Springs in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Aguereberry Point

6,433 Feet

 
 
Aguereberry Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Aguereberry Point Marker
Inscription.  
Here at Aguereberry Point you can see why Death Valley is often described as a vast geologic museum. Badwater Basin far below and the peaks of the Panamint Mountains above are the results of the land tilting along active fault lines; the valley floor drops and the mountains rise. The steep slant of the rock layers exposed in the canyon below is evidence of this massive movement.
Aguereberry Point offers one of the most expansive vistas on the western side of Death Valley. Visible from here are Mount Charleston (11,900-foot high, 80 miles to the east in Nevada), the green oasis of Furnace Creek, and the white salt flats of Badwater Basin. Follow the trail on the north side of the ridge to reach the most spectacular view.

Aguereberry Point is named for Pete Aguereberry, a prospector who worked this section of the Panamints until his death in 1945. Aguereberry reputedly built the first access road to the point just so he could share his favorite view with others.
 
Erected by Death Valley National Park.
 
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Aguereberry Point and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Aguereberry Point and Marker
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lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 36° 21.472′ N, 117° 2.877′ W. Marker is near Panamint Springs, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Aguereberry Point Road, 6½ miles east of Emigrant Canyon Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eureka Mine (approx. 3.3 miles away); Aguereberry Camp (approx. 3½ miles away); Skidoo (approx. 7.3 miles away); Wildrose Charcoal Kilns (approx. 7.9 miles away); Skidoo Mill (approx. 8 miles away); Skidoo Pipeline (approx. 9 miles away); Wildrose CCC Camp (approx. 10 miles away); Devils Golf Course (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panamint Springs.
 
More about this marker. Aguereberry Point Road is a dirt road which could be closed after a rain storm. Along the road are the remains of The Eureka Mine and Aguereberry Camp.
 
Viewpoint image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, April 1, 2022
3. Viewpoint
Follow the trail on the north side of the ridge to reach the most spectacular view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on April 21, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022