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Travel Guide of Death Valley National Park in United States by Influencers


Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California–Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada.



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Travel Tips for visiting Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, the largest national park outside of Alaska, is an almost immeasurable place.



The park's 1.34 million-acre expanse includes mountain-sized dunes, below-sea-level salt flats, and colorful sandstone canyons, as well as a remarkable structure, Scotty's Castle, left by an eccentric explorer. 

Extremes are the norm: Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in the United States, with summer temperatures exceeding 120°F/49°C and average precipitation of 2 inches/5 cm per year. 
So it can go up or down a lot; experience the heat or freeze with an incredible view of the desert. Death Valley offers the extremes of the scale.

 Death Valley is a basin below sea level, the drought is constant and the record-breaking summer heat makes this valley a land of extremes. Land of extremes, because the high peaks of the valley are covered with snow in winter. The few storms that do occur bring with their fields of pretty wildflowers, and there are lush oases that are home to tiny fish and a rare refuge for wildlife and humans.

Death Valley National Park is located on both sides of the California-Nevada state line




  • The park is relatively close to Las Vegas (Nevada), so this city is a good starting point to visit.
  • The park borders the Mojave Desert to the southeast and Sequoia National Park to the west.
  • The national park is composed of two main valleys: Death Valley and Panamint Valley.

Both valleys were formed over the past several million years and are bounded by mountain ranges from north to south. These and adjacent valleys follow the general trend of basin and range topography with one modification: there are parallel strike-slip faults perpendicularly bounding the central extent of Death Valley. 
The result of this shear action is the additional extension in the central part of the valley causing a slight widening and more sinking there.

 In other words, or explained another way, millions of years ago, the Death Valley and Panamint Valley regions began to separate, creating two distinct valleys. Before this, the rocks found today in the Panamint Range were located atop today's Black Mountains and in the Cottonwood Mountains. The lateral and vertical movement of these rocks was caused by normal fault movement.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Death Valley National Park

What to see in Death Valley National Park ?

  • Dante's View
The first stop you can make in Death Valley, entering from the south, is probably its most famous viewpoint, Dante's View.
This viewpoint is located at an elevation of over 6,000 feet on a ridge in the Black Mountains and the views of Death Valley are nothing short of spectacular.

  • Zabriskie Point
The views from here are also spectacular, the rocks ripple endlessly and what you see are the sediments of Furnace Creek Lake that dried up over 5 million years ago, long before Death Valley was formed.


  • Badwater Basin
Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 86 meters below sea level.
The heat here is suffocating, but the scenery is spectacular, unearthly, and worth the heat.

SPRING is the best time to visit Death Valley. Warm, sunny days with a chance to see spring wildflowers are a big draw. 

SUMMER starts early in Death Valley. By May, the valley can be very warm. 

FALL arrives in late October, with warm but pleasant temperatures and generally clear skies.*
 
WINTER has cold days, cold nights, and, rarely, thunderstorms. With snow covering the high peaks and low-angle winter light, this season is especially beautiful for exploring the valley.

♦ In general, visiting Death Valley National Park is usually done from north to south or south to north, depending on the route you take. If you are coming from Las Vegas, you will enter from the south.

You must take into account that this is a national park, you will have to pay the corresponding entrance fee. 
If you need to buy a ticket, we inform you that, unlike other national parks, this one does not have the typical stands where a friendly Ranger sells you the ticket, here you will see a kind of service area, where there is a ticket machine

Death Valley National Park is more or less a two-hour drive from Las Vegas.

  • The best route from Las Vegas is along US160 to Pahrump (about 94 km).

Once you pass this town, about 5 miles or so, you need to take Bell Vista Road.

you will need to continue on this road for about 42 kilometers until it joins US190, which is the road that will take you to the entrance of Death Valley. A little over 25 kilometers down the road you will see the Death Valley National Park sign.





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Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point

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Death Valley National Park, Artist's Palette

  10.6 km (6.6 miles) away from Death Valley National Park


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Ghost Town, Rhyolite

  50.2 km (31.2 miles) away from Death Valley National Park


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Rhyolite

  50.5 km (31.4 miles) away from Death Valley National Park


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