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Death Valley National Park

PO Box 579, Furnace Creek, California 92328 USA

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“a land of beautiful extremes ”

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Death Valley: The name is forbidding and gloomy. Yet here you can find colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, rugged canyons, the driest and lowest spot in North America, and the hottest in the world.

On any given summer day, the valley floor shimmers silently in the heat. For five months of the year unmerciful heat dominates the scene, and for the next seven the heat releases its grip only slightly. Rain rarely gets past the guardian mountains, but the little rain that does fall is the life force of the wildflowers that transform the desert into a vast garden.

Despite the harshness and severity of the environment, more than 1000 kinds of plants live within the park. Those on the valley floor have adapted to a desert life by a variety of means. Some have roots that go down 10 times the height of a person. Some plants have a root system that lies just below the surface but extends out in all directions. Others have leaves and stems that allow very little evaporation and loss of life giving water.

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 238 Reviews
  • 360 Helpful
July 6, 2014

I've been here a few times and am always amazed at the diversity of the park! You can go from over 100 feet before sea level to over 5000 in a matter of a half hour drive! I really wanted to see the sailing stones at the playa but you basically have to rent a vehicle and its a 4+ hour drive one way which makes it nearly impossible unfortunately. Oh.. Also be careful in the summer cause it can get HOT!! like 120 degrees hot!

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Reviewed by
HeatherBurt

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
September 12, 2015

Camped in Furnace Creek Campground during what was a mild day for August. Seeing the sunset and sunrise in this place was something I'll never forget. If you are able to be here at night, the stars in the sky were like nothing I've ever seen. A shooting star every few minutes. Yes, hot as can be, but not to miss. Also, cool in the mornings so head in before dark and explore the park empty and mild in temperature.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
bwetherell

  • 11 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
February 19, 2015

I've never seen anything like Death Valley before. The land is stunning, awe-inspiring and bleak all at once. For you Star Wars buffs out there, several of the movies were shot here and you can follow a self guided tour through the park using this guide http://www.panamintcity.com/exclusives/starwars.html

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sadie.gray

  • 18 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
September 25, 2014

Hot. Hot. Hot.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ttibor01

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 1, 2014

I traveled to vegas and rented a car to see the place. Its so beatiful as well as the road to there.

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Reviewed by
Aimee DeGroat

  • Road Warrior
  • 18 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
August 12, 2014

We came into Death Valley the back way from inyo. It was amazing and the Joshua trees were better than the ones I. Joshua tree park! We saw racetrack playa, crankshaft junction and teakettle junction plus a huge crater and bad water basin, it was so cool and otherworldly!

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Reviewed by
volfan007

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  • 10 Helpful
May 29, 2014

amazing amazing land! !

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Reviewed by
CatieGooch

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  • 0 Helpful
May 28, 2016

Just came back from a quick trip to DV (Mid-May) and was completely blown away by the awesomeness. The weather was surprisingly mild and it actually rained while we were touring the salt flats.

For cheaper accommodations I'd recommend staying in Beatty, NV and heading out to the Valley from there. The Motel 6 there is pretty nice (rooms have been updated), fairly cheap ($60-70) and is right next to a gas station (fill up before hitting the desert!!). It's also next door to a Denny's that's nestled inside a casino.

On the way to the National Park you can make a pit stop at Rhyolite - a pretty neat ghost town with building ruins. Be sure to stop by the graveyard that's hidden down a dirt side road!

All in all, Death Valley is well worth a trip out west. Beautiful views, open skies and of course... The dry heat ;)

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Reviewed by
CarolLynnMickey

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  • 7 Helpful
August 9, 2015

It's amazing anyone calls this place home. Very hot! But so cool!

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Reviewed by
patricia doon

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 16, 2015

We drove through at the end of the day, around 5pm. It was a beautiful drive and still very hot! We were in awe of the formations, lighting, textures and colors. It was breathtaking.

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Reviewed by
tyler.carl

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 1, 2015

Ive been to tons of national parks in the southwest. This is my favorite. Diverse views like no other park can offer. And there arent a whole lot of people! Best memory i have is of walking on the salt flats for miles away from any people and spending the night out there. Dantes view is also pretty cool, and so is Zabriskie point for sunrise! Just so much to do there! Clearly a park for the winter

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MeganFanning

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  • 0 Helpful
June 22, 2015

Artists Drive is incredible, and the dunes awesome. I'd recommend going up to Scotty's castle to cool off in the afternoon, they have a lot of really dedicated tour guides who wear period costume. I had a great time on my trip there just be sure to drink lots of water!

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Reviewed by
swipernoswiping

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  • 0 Helpful
June 8, 2015

My dad is a huge DV buff. So I spent a lot of time here as a young child. I recommend it for the unique history, the views, and there are even some mammoth tracks and pictographs to be found. Treat it well, it's all hugely historical.

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Luisa

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  • 163 Helpful
September 30, 2014

This is the largest national park outside of Alaska and apparently loaded with amazing things to do and see - massive sand dunes, dramatic deserts crackling under the hot sun, Joshua trees baking in the heat. Hear you need a pretty rugged 4x4 to reach some of the best campsites in the park.

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Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 299 Reviews
  • 302 Helpful
September 30, 2014

One of the strangest and most beautiful places in the country. There's something so special about this park, it's almost hard to explain how cool a place it is. If you have the chance, you absolutely have to visit.

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Death Valley National Park

PO Box 579
Furnace Creek, California
92328 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free Parking
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