Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

  • Where is it?: – Death Valley, CA,NVNational Park
  • Special Topics: Early Explorers · Endangered Species · Fossils/Dinosaurs · Geysers/Hot Springs · Human Rights · Invention/Industry · Mountains · Volcanoes · Wildflowers · Westward Expansion
  • Recreation Activities: Auto Touring · Biking · Camping · Educational Programs · Hiking · Horseback Riding · Swimming · Wildlife Viewing

Death Valley National Park, as you might expect, is home to many endangered species, dinosaurs and fossils, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that.  This enormous park is one of the lowest places on earth without water, it has a harsh, dry desert, snow capped mountains, canyons and rock layers – a wilderness of more than 3 million acres. Death Valley National Park certainly needs handling with respect, but boy it’s well worth it.  Why not join one of the popular ranger tours or programs and find out all about the hidden wildlife, wildflowers, mining sites from years gone by (many years gone by), walks and talks about anything and everything that Death Valley National Park has to offer.  You can even find out all about “Death Valley Scotty” and his castle – he didn’t always tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but what a character!

Death Valley National Park is extremely hot and dry during the summer months, so be prepared for lots of protection from the scorching sun and take plenty of water to drink. The winters are pretty mild but they do experience the occasional storm. Whatever the weather, don’t forget to take some stout walking shoes.

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This place is vast! An enormous beach without a sea!