Park at the observation area for Zabriskie Point and follow the trail that goes to the right of the lookout. This will lead to a trail that climbs to the top of a ridge.
This photo was taken just before sunset from the top of a ridge overlooking golden canyon in Death Valley NP. This peak was behind me as I was waiting for the canyon to light up with the warm sunset light. I kept watching the light on the peak since I had a feeling it would get some great light.