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Verified travelerJan 6, 2020
Loved Death Valley
Discover the geological wonders of North America’s hottest and lowest national park, packed with raw, wild and untouched landscapes ripe for exploring.
In Death Valley National Park the temperatures can soar to a blistering 120 F (49 C) and the lowest point is marked at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level. With about 3.4 million acres (14,000 square kilometers) of wilderness, this is the largest American national park outside Alaska. Venture into the park’s interior to experience some of the most mesmerizing landscapes on the planet. Drive, hike or cycle past rolling sand dunes, jagged canyons, rocky deserts, delicate oases and fields of wildflowers.
Begin at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center to learn about the park, explore the small museum and plan your adventures. Drive to Devil’s Golf Course, a wide expanse of rock salt carved by wind into sharp spires, before continuing on to Badwater Basin, a bizarre terrain of salt flats marking the park’s lowest point. Continue your tour along the scenic Artists Drive, a 9-mile (14-kilometer) loop weaving through pink and gold hills.
Stop at Death Valley’s most famous viewpoint, Zabriskie Point. Be amazed by the surreal landscape stretching before you. Arrive at dawn or sunset to witness a fantasy-like swirl of colors and shadows. Zabriskie Point is also the starting point for the Badlands Loop, a popular hiking trail. Stop at Dante’s View, 5,475 feet (1,669 meters) high, which offers panoramic vistas across the Badwater Basin.
Experience the human side of Death Valley at the Harmony Borax Works, a long-abandoned town that once hosted a flourishing borax mining community. Learn more about the park’s original inhabitants and the Timbisha Shoshone American Indian tribe members who still inhabit the region.
Visiting Death Valley needs pre-planning. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the best starting point. There is a weekly fee to enter the park. The fantastical land that is Death Valley National Park receives some of the sun’s most blistering rays. Carry plenty of water and sunscreen when exploring.
Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
See an American desert in this expansive, sweltering U.S. national park. Find birds, wildflowers and snow-capped mountains here as well.
Find out what Death Valley National Park has waiting for you and join ranger-led tours and programs at this fantastic facility in Furnace Creek’s resort area.
Stand on the lowest elevation in North America when you visit this spectacular salt flat beside the Black Mountains in the heart of Death Valley.
An awe-inspiring panorama of the foothills and gullies of the Black Mountains unfolds from this elevated viewpoint, where you’ll find a series of hiking trails.
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes during your travels in Death Valley. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.
Learn the story behind these beehive-shaped stonemasonry structures, which have been beautifully preserved in the Wildrose Canyon since the 1870s.
Get ready for a full day of fun and adventure on this tour to see one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Travel from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury Hummer H2 vehicle for an up-close look at the vast, harsh desert of Death Valley National Park.
Join a full-day exploration of Death Valley, and journey through North America’s lowest elevation point and driest climate, which sees the country's hottest temperatures in the summer months.
Trek through one of the hottest places on Earth during this guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Stand at the lowest point in North America at the Badwater Basin, revel in epic views of massive mountains and expansive salt flats, and learn about the multifaceted history of this unique area.
Death Valley Day Tour/ Watch the night sky full of stars & the Milky Way This place where I have experienced the most stars and galaxies in my life. We leave Las Vegas around 10am ~ 1pm.
Truly a lifetime experience. The Death Valley will always take your breath away! Home of the hottest temperature ever recorded on earth, the park occupies 3.4 Million acres of pure dramatic views that makes you feel as if you’re in another planet.
Discover some of America's tallest sand dunes in the Amargosa Desert as you romp over drifts that are up to 500 feet (152 m) tall. This thrilling off-road adventure is full of dune jumping and roller-coaster-like sand dunes spanning 5 square miles (8 sq km).
Verified travelerDec 3, 2019
This is our third trip to Death Valley so we have been to most of the sites mentioned in this review. We enjoyed the west side road. Couldn't get to Leadville (snow). We enjoyed mustard canyon. The Inn is overpriced.