Overview: In 1881 Borax was discovered in Death Valley. Soon after, the Greenland Ranch was constructed at this site in Furnace Creek, CA, to support the borax workmen and the twenty mule teams. Francis Marion Smith acquired this present site of Furnace Creek Ranch for his company- U.S. Borax. They produced borax in Death Valley until 1927. The Borax Museum was setup in 1954 in the oldest structure in the valley, built about 1883. A very interesting outdoor walk "back in time" of Death Valley history.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Paved - Car Okay
To hike From Furnace Creek, CA; 1 mile north of the SR190/Badwater Road(SR178) intersection at Furnace Creek, CA, and within the entrance to "Furnace Creek Ranch" resides this historic, free to the public, outdoor museum and gift shop;