This park is known for its hiking opportunities. It has its own El Capitan mountain peak, which looks a little like a miniature of Yosemite. We didn’t venture to the top of El Capitan, which would’ve taken the whole day, but we did a few smaller hikes.
– Hike to Devil’s Hall was the best hike in the park. The trail follows a river bed until it reaches the natural rock of the Hiker’s Staircase which leads to the finale – a narrow canyon known as Devil’s Hall
– We followed the McKittrick Canyon trail for a couple of miles
– Gypsum Sand Dunes are pretty hard to reach. Accessible only by an unpaved clay road, it becomes impassable after rain, especially if you have a clown car (i.e. Fiat 500) like us. After giving it a shot, we had to abandon the idea, there were just too many puddles of water and the road was super slippery. At least, I got a reflective image of the mountain range in the salt basin on the way to the park, a rare event for a desert.