Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is a location of stunning diversity. From high mountain ranges, lying east of Sierra Nevada, to the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin, where the elevation dips to 282 ft (86 m) below sea level, Death Valley’s enticing landscape seems reminiscent of the moon’s surface… and as close as most people will ever get to it.
Regarded the hottest and driest national park in the United States, Death Valley holds the highest recorded temperature at Furnace Creek (then called Greenland Ranch), when in July 10, 1913 the temperature rose to 134º fahrenheit.
Guided tours provide great insight to the history of the park, and the unique plant and animal life within it. The scenery at Death Valley changes with each passing hour of the day, where striking sunrises and sunsets book-end each adventurous moment in this spectacular location. So don’t forget your camera, as everywhere you look there is another great photo opportunity better than the last.
Take advantage of the many highlights around the park, such as Zabriski Point and Artist Palette. Or take a trip back in time to the charming Borax Museum at Furnace Creek. Built around 1883, this reminder of a bygone age of California mining is housed within the oldest structure in Death Valley National Park.