About 35 minutes (24 miles ) from Furnace Creek you will find Dante's View. For me, the views from here are breathtaking and surpass those at Zabriskie Point. There are also many short trails from which you get incredible views of Death Valley below.
I highly recommend getting up before dawn and making the trek here to watch the sunrise behind you ....... and then watch the sun slowly illuminate the mountains across the valley ...... and eventually the valley itself. Mind you, it can get very VERY cold and windy at this viewpoint in the early morning. Dress warmly and wear gloves. At least, this was true in February.