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Visit Harmony Borax Works

An old wooden wagon train seen from the side at night.
The twenty mule team wagon train seen at night.

NPS/Kurt Moses

Harmony Borax Works was the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the subsequent popularity of the Furnace Creek area. The 1/4 mi (0.4 km) paved walking path leads you back in time as you explore the ruins of the plant and associated townsite, and how they played an important role in Death Valley history. See an original twenty mule team wagon train at this fascinating site!
Details
You may take your pet along roads, to campgrounds, picnic areas, and other developed areas of the park, but they must be restrained or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Other than service animals, pets are not allowed inside most buildings or on trails (including to Zabriskie Point and Harmony Borax Works), but you also can not leave them in your car while you are away. 
Included with entrance fee or acceptable pass. 
A few minutes west of Furnace Creek (2 mi / 3.2 km) on CA-190. Large parking area can accommodate buses and large RV's.
In the summer, the Harmony Borax Works area can be seen from your vehicle. The 1/4 mile walk is not recommended in extreme temperatures. 
This site is great to enjoy during the day but it is also a very popular spot for night sky viewing. 
Accessibility Information
Harmony Borax works interpretive trail is a 1/4 mile paved pathway that gains in elevation and leaves from the parking area. The historic wagon and structures can be viewed from the parking area. 

Last updated: April 26, 2018