Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in the US (the mercury hit 118F during our July visit). It is also the largest national park in the contiguous US. Extreme heat and scorching sun, however, should not stop you from visiting this land of majestic surreal landscapes and breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.
Some of our favorite spots in Death Valley are:
- Dante’s view both at sunrise and sunset – amazing views of the park valley, surrounding mountains and breathtaking sky palette at 5,475 ft. If you wake up early and make it here for sunrise, most likely you will have the whole view to yourself!
- Mesquite Flats sand dunes at sunset (hike a bit to reach areas with untouched and no footsteps)
- Devils golf course (unique crystallized salt formations)
- Artists drive (beautiful multicolored mountains)
- Badwater Basin (282 ft below sea level!)
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