OverviewDeath Valley. It marks the dividing line between the Funeral Mountains to the south and the Grapevine Mountains to the north. There are several nice little desert peaks that are easily accessed from the pass and have outstanding views. "Daylight Peak", (unnamed on topo) in the Grapevines is the highest one next to the pass and the summit is less than a mile from the road. It can be done in a few hours and the views rival that of popular Corkscrew Peak 3.5 miles to the west. There is an extensive panorama that includes central Death Valley, the Panamint Range, up and down the Funerals and the Grapevines with the Bullfrog Hills and the Bare Mountains to the east in Nevada.
From Furnace Creek: Go north on Hwy. 190 10.5 miles. Turn right on the Beatty Cutoff Road and go 9.5 miles to Hwy. 374. Go right 6 miles to Daylight Pass.
You can also car camp outside the national park boundaries on the unpaved road to Chloride Cliffs. Go 4.5 miles from Daylight Pass towards Beatty on Hwy. 374 and turn right (south) at a dirt junction. Drive in as far as you like and find a pull-out off the road. 2 wheel drive is ok on the flat before it climbs to Chloride Cliff.