Death Valley National Park, California

Spanning a bit over 5270 square miles Death Valley National Park lies in two separate states which are Nevada and California. The park contains part of the Mojave Desert and is the biggest national park in the original 48 states. The park gets around 1 million visitors a year and became a national park on October 31, 1994. Some of the formations in the park are almost 2 billion years old ranging from sand dunes to mountains, canyons and valleys. The highest temperature ever recorded on earth was in Death Valley in 1913 at an astounding 134 F. Touring on roadways is a popular way to visit the park.

Death Valley National Park Info


Death Valley National Park

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News

Second Fatality in Three Days

A woman was found deceased south of Badwater on August 27, 2019. This was the second fatality in the park in three days.

Death Valley NP Waives Entrances Fees on September 28

Death Valley National Park and all National Park Service areas will waive entrance fees on National Public Lands Day, which is Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Traffic Collision Fatality

A single-vehicle traffic collision along CA-190 in Death Valley National Park resulted in the death of the driver on August 25, 2019.

Death Valley National Park Photos

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park

Lines of Enquiry

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Lines of Enquiry

The rising sun reveals ripples and texture at various scales in the Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California.

A friend and I woke at 3:30 in the morning to observe the Milky Way and the darkness of the heavens in this relatively remote spot. It was fascinating watching the detail of the universe give way to the detail of our beautiful planet. Navigating the dunes in the nascent morning light, it was also interesting to observe the quantity of fresh Sidewinder marks in the sand. Thankfully, the Sidewinders appear more than capable of avoiding blundering hominids in the dark.

When You're Sitting Back in Your Rose Pink Buick Roadmaster

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When You're Sitting Back in Your Rose Pink Buick Roadmaster

Sand Dunes & Milky Way by Moonlight

Jeff Sullivan (www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com) posted a photo:

Sand Dunes & Milky Way by Moonlight

Can't wait to get back to DV without the moon, starting October 19: www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photogr...

Sand Dunes, Milky Way & Moon

Jeff Sullivan (www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com) posted a photo:

Sand Dunes, Milky Way & Moon

Can't wait to get back to DV without the moon, starting October 19: www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/death-valley-photogr...

Telescope Peak in B&W, Death Valley National Park

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Telescope Peak in B&W, Death Valley National Park

Telescope Peak raises 11,331 feet above Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the US at -279 feet below sea level.

The Dry Salt Lake of Badwater Basin, Death Valley

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The Dry Salt Lake of Badwater Basin, Death Valley

Gold Canyon Arch in Death Valley National Park

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Gold Canyon Arch in Death Valley National Park

After the Rain

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After the Rain

I loved the different texture on these sand dunes after a heavy rain! In Death Valley with Jeff Sullivan during a winter workshop

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Manly Beacon, Death Valley National Park

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Manly Beacon, Death Valley National Park

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Manly Beacon from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

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Manly Beacon, Death Valley National Park

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Manly Beacon from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

Another Piece Of The Puzzle

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Another Piece Of The Puzzle

Sunset in Death Valley

After the winter rains bring the mud down to the valley, the summer heat cooks it like an oven and we end up with these amazing formations of mud cracks.

Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park (12-16-2018)

Jim Frazee posted a photo:

Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park (12-16-2018)

It's Cold in California

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

It's Cold in California

Badwater

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Badwater

Badwater, Death Valley NP, California

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Badwater, Death Valley NP, California

Here we are at the lowest point in North America, 86m below sea level. This basin is covered with a layer of salt that forms these surprising hexagonal structures as far as the eye can see.

Ici nous sommes au point le plus bas d'Amérique du Nord, à 86m sous le niveau de la mer. Ce bassin est recouvert d'une couche de sel qui forme ces suprenantes structures hexagonales à perte de vue.

Super Bloom in Death Valley 2016

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Super Bloom in Death Valley 2016