Death Valley National Park
Death Valley. The name conjures lethal visions of cruel heat and barren wasteland. This is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on the planet. A place of extremes, Death Valley is the home of the lowest point in the Western hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level at Badwater. It is also one of the driest places, with an average rainfall of only 1.96 inches per year! But this newest member of America’s National Park System is filled with magical vistas, dream-inspired sand dunes, and majestic canyons that welcome thousands of visitors each year. Yes, winter, spring, and fall are the best times to visit the Park, but summer can be an extraordinary experience as well. Or, perhaps you are hitting spring as the wildflowers are in a state of superbloom. Just remember to have your car’s air conditioning and other critical components checked before you go.
The Lowest Point in North America
Death Valley boasts historical Scotty’s Castle, Ubhebe Crater, Eureka Dunes and The Racetrack, Artist’s Drive, Badwater, Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View, Titus Canyon, Father Crowley Vista and so much more! You will also find several campgrounds to choose from, including year round camping, world-class lodging, golf and dining at the Furnace Creek Resort and Ranch. You may also choose to visit Badwater, the lowest point in North America. Click HERE to read our blog post which has more info on Death Valley, as well as Yosemite National Park.