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Death Valley National Park is a hottest, driest and lowest National Park in United States. It across Nevada and California and protests 3.3 million acres diverse desert environment such as sand dunes, valleys, salt flats, canyons, and mountains.
Furnace Creek of Death Valley National Park is still the highest air temperature holder worldwide, 56.7 degrees (in the year of 1913) . You will be surprisingly find out in such harsh and extreme environment still many species of animals and plants have adapted themselves to survive, like bighorn sheep and Death Valley pupfish ecc.
What to do:
Death Valley National Park offers plenty of amazing things to do:
Driving trough the scenic drive in Artist Palette, Mustard Canyon and Twenty Mule Team Canyon… you will see the breathtaking views in your car; Zabriskie Point is one of our favorite viewpoint here, specially at late evening you will be rewarded with beautiful sunset; Badwater Basin, dips 86m below sea level, the lowest elevation in North America; Go to Dante’s View to appreciate the real panoramic landscape; A short walk to the Natural Bridge; Carry with you enough water and sun protection to stroll on the fantastic and endless Sand Dunes which incredibly seat in front of the mountain range; There are also many trails with variable difficulties: Salt Creek Nature Trail, Tie Canyon Trail, Windy Point Trail, Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Mosaic Canyon… In a pleasant day of spring, you might want to emerge yourself into this fabulous desert with your bicycle, would be unforgettable experience.
Best time to go:
We would say any season but summer, from May Death Valley National Park become too hot for most tourists.
- Entrance fee per vehicle $25 (Valid for 7 days with unlimited access)
per person $12
Death Valley Annual Pass $50
- Annual Passes is a ticket which provides you to access to all the designated National Parks and Federal lands in USA with unlimited entrances. The Annual Passes costs $80, covers a vehicle including a driver and all passengers in the vehicle. It’s potential cost savings if you are planing to visit many National Parks around country. It can be purchased at the entrance to the park. More details about the Annual Passes check this website: https://store.usgs.gov/pass/annual.html
- There are many Campgrounds inside the park, advanced reservation is recommended. Many Campsites offer facilities and services, such as Tent Cabins, swimming pool or laundry, sport courts and shops. These are also four free campgrounds : Emigrant, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany Flat.
RV Camping at Panamint Springs Resort, Stovepipe Wells, Furnace Creek RV Park, full hookups or dry sites is your choice. All sites have fire pits and picnic tables.