What? : Saline Valley is a large arid valley in the northern Mojave Desert, as of 1994, declaration and expansion of Death Valley, most of it became a part of Death Valley National Park. At the heart of Saline Valley there is an old drying lake with large salt deposit. The most interesting attraction in the valley are the 3 locations of hot springs, known as Saline Valley Warm Springs. Those Hot Springs are preserved since the 60's by volontiers and they kept their "free" and unique atmosphere even when the area got under National Park regulations.
Where? : Located in remote and isolated location deep in the Death Valley north west wilderness.
The main desert dirt road that passes through Saline Valley from north to south is Saline Valley Road. From SR 168 in the north to SR 190 in the south, it is 95 miles long, and ranges in elevation from 1094 to 7593 feet.
The Salt Lake is located 38 miles north of highway 190 entrance to the road and 41 miles south of Death Valley Road (total of 54.5 miles from highway 168 entrance to Death Valley).
Plan for at list 2-3 hours’ drive to get to the valley center.
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