Death Valley is a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Rising mountains and falling valley floors create the defining drama. It is the hottest place on the globe.
Exploration of this remarkable park demands a vehicle. Yet, the car must be also be abandoned. Get out and walk! Hike trails, listen to the silence, feel the temperature on your skin.
Death Valley weather is best in December and January. I traveled to the park in February. The weather was already warm but not yet extreme. I had only a few days to explore the park and it was enough to get amazed by an endless assortment of dramatic scenery. I will definitely go back for a longer time to explore more secluded places of this amazing place.
Mesquite Flat Dunes - the best known dune fields in the park and most accessible. You spot them just off the road.
Hiking Golden Canyon. Most of Death Valley’s canyaon hikes are in-and-outs. Golden Canyon opens the back door allowing access to a whole new set of wonders.
Badwater - the salt-dipped heart of the park. At 282 feet below sea level, you are standing at the lowest spot in North America.
Zabriskie Point overlook offers a stunning panorama of a striking landscape. Hiking the trail is a must!
Artist Drive - the one way loop is paved for its entire nine miles. Offers a beautiful over look of colors - the Artist Palette. Short hike is available.
Enjoying beautiful sunset while driving through a sand storm.