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

Rogers Peak Telecommunications Site Assessment Completed

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) of proposed additions and modifications to telecommunications infrastructure on Rogers Peak in Death Valley National Park. Major requested additions are a cell tower and a military radome.

Hay Truck Burns on Park Road Closed to Commercial Traffic

Daylight Pass Road in Death Valley National Park reopened on May 15 after being closed for several days due to a commercial vehicle that caught on fire. Commercial trucks are prohibited on park roads, and park rangers are concerned about safety hazards posed by frequent violations of this restriction.

Land purchases help piece together Death Valley National Park

The National Park Service has purchased 680.8 acres of private land within Death Valley National Park’s borders. From salt flats to mountain tops, the lands are a stunning addition to the Park’s cultural and geological history.

Death Valley National Park Photos

Decade in the Sun

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Decade in the Sun

peak

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

new perspectives

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new perspectives

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

palette

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Artist's Palette, Death Valley

lee flat

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Lee Flat, Death Valley

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

blue dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

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Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley

manly beacon

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manly beacon

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

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light and dark

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

moon & jupiter

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moon & jupiter

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

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Panamint Springs, Death Valley

desert decay

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Keane Wonder Mine, Death Valley

Lost Cause

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Mudcracks and Black Mountains, Inyo County, CA

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Mudcracks and Black Mountains, Inyo County, CA

Mudcracks formed in a drainage of the Black Mountains in Death Valley National Park. Naturally forming mudcracks start as wet, muddy sediment dries in the desert heat. A strain is developed because the top layer shrinks while the material below stays the same size. When this strain becomes large enough, channel cracks form in the dried-up surface to relieve the strain.

golden dunes

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golden dunes

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley

harmony borax works

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Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley