OverviewDeath Valley National Park. Many of them, not far from the road, are unnamed on maps like Daylight Butte. They can all be dayhiked and have fine views to boot.
This is a small shapely peak less than a mile west of Hwy. 374, 2 miles south of Daylight Pass. It has only 200' of prominence to the north but has a commanding identity of it's own. I couldn't help but notice it from the road several times going over the pass. It can be easily climbed in a few hours and has a fun little class 2 summit.
From Furnace Creek in Death Valley go north on Hwy. 190 11 miles to the Beatty Cutoff road. Go right 10 miles to Hells Gate and take Hwy. 374 about 4 miles and park off the road.
From Beatty NV go west 15.5 miles on Hwy. 374 over the pass and park off the road.
Directions to peak: Scramble northwest up a wash or traverse along a slope to the north to the obvious pointed peak in less than a mile. Take the southeast slope to the summit.
There is a 20 dollar entrance fee per vehicle based on the honor system for Death Valley National Park good for 7 days.
You can also car camp outside the DV park boundaries on the unpaved road to Chloride Cliffs. Go 4.5 miles from Daylight Pass towards Beatty. Turn right (south) and go as far as you like to find a place off the road. 2 wheel drive ok.