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Water Body
Badwater Basin , Death Valley National Park
The lowest point in North America, 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, Badwater Basin is a huge, desolate salt flat. Look up to see a sign marking
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point , Death Valley National Park
Famous as the spot on the cover of the U2 album "The Joshua Tree," Zabriskie Point is a geological curiosity formed by sediment from a dried-
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Dante's View , Death Valley National Park
From a 1,669 m (5,476 ft) high terrace, Dante's View provides a panoramic view of the southern Death Valley basin. Look for the Devil's Golf
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Duration: 10 hours
New Private Tour Option- Purchase 6 seats and have a fully private tour.Visit the incredible landscapes of Death Valley on this day trip from Las Vegas. Known as the hottest and driest place in the Western Hemisphere, this unique area is a photographer’s paradise. Journey through rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert and marvel at the extreme desert environment bursting with vibrant color as your guide takes you to the must-see highlights of this fascinating national park. Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus, lunch and plenty of bottled water are included. Kindly select your lunch options from beef, turkey or vegetarian when making your booking.Important: Death Valley temperatures can exceed 115°F (approx. 45 °C) between June and September, please stay hydrated. Plenty of bottled water is provided.
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Scenic Drive
Artists Dr , Death Valley National Park
See some of the most picturesque sights that Death Valley National Park has to offer on . The winding, 14.5 km (9 mi) long road takes you pas
Titus Canyon , Death Valley National Park
Titus Canyon is a deep, narrow gorge cut into the steep face of the Grapevine Mountains of the Mojave Desert, within Death Valley National Pa

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Death Valley National Park

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Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park. This below-sea-level basin is perhaps best known as the hottest place in the U.S., but the park also contains vast salt flats, high sand dunes, deep canyons, and towering peaks that catch snow in the winter. At 13,650 sq km (5,270 sq mi), Death Valley is the largest national park in the continental U.S., and its elevation of 86 m (282 ft) below sea level makes the park's Badwater Basin the second lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. State Route 190 passes through the park, delivering easy access by car; numerous other paved roads offer opportunity for further exploration. Adventure-seekers can explore the park by hiking, backpacking, or mountain biking. In the summer months temperatures can average 46.1 C (115 F), so be prepared by having plenty of water on hand, even if you plan to just drive through. Make your own Death Valley National Park vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States day trip site.

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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. For a long time, the Furnace Creek Inn provided the only upscale lodging in the park. Additional options have cropped up more recently, offering green space and amenities such as swimming pools. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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