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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

California | Death Valley by v8.6m

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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is a very easy kid friendly and ADA accessible hike in Death Valley. This short trail rewards with views of endangered species in the wild. The Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is not much of a hike per say, but that does not mean it does not warrant your time. This short trail is a great stroll with the kids or an easy leg stretcher before you head out into the backcountry. What makes this trail really special however is the chance to catch a glimpse of the rare Death Valley Pupfish. These fish are thought to be the last surviving species of fish that lived in Lake Manly, which dried up after the last ice age. Pupfish are an ecological wonder that has evolved to survive in the harsh conditions of Death Valley. A viewing tip, make sure to do this trail in the spring for your best chance to see one. Keep a keen eye along the edges of the boardwalk and look closely as Pupfish are fast and dart around rapidly. There is camping available in Death Valley National Park.

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Contact: Death Valley National Park P.O. Box 579 Death Valley, CA 92328

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