• By Kim Grant

There is a full park closure at Death Valley National Park due to a huge rainstorm on August 20, 2023. Get the deets in this LA Times story.

We can’t wait to get back to a few of our favorite experiences, and reasons we return a few times a year:

  1. Explore Badwater Basin: Visit the lowest point in North America, a surreal salt flat located 282 feet below sea level.
  2. Marvel at Zabriskie Point: Experience one of the most stunning viewpoints in the park, offering a panorama of vibrantly colored badlands.
  3. Ascend Dante’s View: Climb to this breathtaking overlook that offers a bird’s-eye view of the park, including the Badwater Basin and the Panamint Range.
  4. Wander through the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes: Feel the thrill of navigating these shifting sands, the most accessible dunes in the park.
  5. Photograph the Artist’s Palette: Capture the riot of colors on this mineral-rich hillside, a testament to the park’s fascinating geology.
  6. Navigate the Racetrack Playa: Investigate the mysterious sliding rocks on this dry lake bed, a puzzle that continues to baffle scientists.
  7. Hike to Telescope Peak: Embark on this challenging trail leading to the park’s highest point, offering stunning vistas of the entire park.
  8. Tour Scotty’s Castle: Step back in time at this Spanish-style mansion, narrating intriguing tales of the park’s early inhabitants.
  9. Watch the Sunset at Ubehebe Crater: Witness the changing hues of this 600-foot-deep volcanic crater as the sun sets, a sight to behold.
  10. Stargaze under Dark Skies: Experience the awe of the cosmos under some of the darkest skies in the U.S., an unparalleled opportunity for astronomy enthusiasts.


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