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Ubehebe Crater (above) is in a volcanic crater field located in the North end of Death Valley. (Photo by Gingi Yee)

JOIN THE SKEPTICS SOCIETY for a fun three-day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley to Red Rock Canyon this coming MLK weekend! Due to demand, we will reprise part of our popular Death Valley trip, but reverse the direction and go to some new stops. We will focus on the north half of Death Valley this time, with stops at Scotty’s Castle, Ubehebe Crater, and Rhyolite ghost town in Nevada. We will also revisit our popular stop at Calico ghost town, visit the gigantic Kelso Dunes, and on the way home see Pinnacles National Natural Landmark and Red Rock Canyon. We will be staying at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the first night, and the Marriott Springhill Suites in Ridgecrest on our second night. Come join us and see some of the most amazing scenery in the world!

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Kelso Dunes (Photo by David Patton)
The Trona Pinnacles
Red Rock Canyon (Photo by David Patton)

What’s Included?

Tour package includes charter bus, hotels, breakfast, lunch, snacks, lectures, museums, park fees, and a guide booklet. Your trip fee also includes a $150 tax deductible donation to the Skeptics Society. Seats are limited, so make your reservations soon!


Email us or call 1-626-794-3119 with a credit card to secure your spot.


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