Dante’s View


Dante’s View illustrates the tectonic forces at work in Death Valley National Park. The Amargosa Range is being tilted and lifted further above the floor of Death Valley, over one mile thus far. This viewpoint can be reached by a steep paved road accessed east of Furnace Creek. This same exact viewpoint was used in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Obi-Wan takes Luke Skywalker to an overlook of desert town of Mos Eisley, which stands in for Furnace Creek Ranch.