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Feel the Heat in Death Valley National Park

Venture into the lunar landscape of this arid wilderness and discover one of the hottest places on planet earth. Straddling the border of California and Nevada, Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in America. It’s a land of colorful rocks, salt flats, and sand dunes – but also pine forests, wildflower fields, and snow-dusted mountain peaks (in winter). These extremes are what makes Death Valley such an intriguing place to explore.

Most of the park can be seen by car. Start at the Devil’s Golf Course, a serrated rock salt landscape with jagged spires. Listen closely to hear the popping, sizzling sound of crystals bursting apart. Nearby, the salt flats of Badwater Basin provide a surreal backdrop for a stroll. See colorful hills along Artist’s Drive; the hues really shine just before sunset. Get your camera ready for the panoramic vistas at Dante’s View and Zabriskie Point. Find flowing sand dunes at Mesquite Flat and stay up late – the starry sky in Death Valley is truly something to behold.