Death Valley National Park Overview
Situated nearby to the border of Nevada, California’s Death Valley National Park is unlike many of the other US national parks you may have seen before. Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth! Its hot and dry climate has resulted in a dramatic and barren landscape yet is full of natural beauty and stunning vistas. It is also home to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin. Its fearsome name belies the fact that it is a fascinating place to visit with lots to see and do with weathered canyons and ancient geological formations below mountains that rise to 11,000 feet.
Due to its remote location with limited city lights, Death Valley National Park also offers one of the best places to view the stars. Stand in awe as daylight fades and the planets, stars, and constellations come into view. You can stay right in the heart of Death Valley at Furnace Creek Resort, comprising two hotels set in a desert oasis offering leisure activities including horse riding and even a lush grass golf course – the lowest in the world at 214 feet below sea level.
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