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

Select Death Valley Facilities Open Thanks To Donations

Death Valley Natural History Association, The Oasis at Death Valley, and Death Valley Lodging Company have donated funds or services to operate some facilities in Death Valley National Park during the partial government shutdown.

Death Valley National Park to Restore Accessibility and Resume Limited Visitor Services

Death Valley National Park announced today that some recently closed areas of the park will once again be accessible to visitors in the coming days. Some visitor services, including campgrounds and the Stovepipe Wells Contact Station, will also reopen using revenue generated by recreation fees. Visitors should go to the park website at nps.gov/deva while planning their trip to get the latest information on accessibility and available services.

Back Open & Assessing Shutdown Impacts

A week after the longest government shutdown on record ended, services are back to normal in Death Valley National Park. Park staff are still assessing the government shutdown’s impacts, but preliminary reports of human waste, trash, vandalism, and impacts to wildlife are disturbing.

Death Valley National Park Photos

Ubehebe Crater

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Joshua Trees, Death Valley

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Joshua Trees, Death Valley

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Road to the Racetrack Playa

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Road to the Racetrack Playa

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Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley

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Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley

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The Grandstand, RaceTrack Playa

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The Grandstand, RaceTrack Playa

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Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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Salt Pan at Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Pockets And Waves

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Pockets And Waves

Shooting sunsets in California means being ready for the light to explode in any direction. On the trip to Death Valley, the best color was usually to the North or South at sunset. I had picked this spot to have ready just in case the color was to the north, and was it ever!

Panamint Lake

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Panamint Lake

South of Ballarat California.

The Government map of this area (USGS 7.5' Quad "Ballarat, CA") calls this "Alkali Flat". Lots of birds here.

Sunrise Over The Manly Beacon and The Alluvial Fans From Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park California

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Sunrise Over The Manly Beacon and The Alluvial Fans From Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park California

"Its Back" I am officially releasing my Big Adventure in Death Valley and the Sierras for Feb 2020. Its Back after a two year hiatus. This is a spectacular 6 day adventure hits all the epic areas this amazing area had to offer. We will visit: Badwater, Zabriski Point, Golden Canyon, the Mesquite Dunes, Ryolight Ghost Town, The Artist Palette, Devils Golf Course, Devils Corm Maze, Wildflowers everywhere in the park, and the amazing Race Track. We will stay out for star photos and night photography, and we will take a side trip to the spectacular Alabama Hills and High Sierras, and so much more! I could have posted 100's of images of the spectacular area. We will also be having fun in the sun with highs in the 70's. Nothing like being I shorts and tee shirts in February. The dates are February 24-29 2020 (cost is $995 per person with a $500 deposit) giving you plenty of time to make reservations and plans. If you want more information on this amazing class, hit me up at 425-210-2506 or email randall@randalljhodges.com. This is a hands on lesson workshop, and I will help you with camera set up, and with all of my in camera techniques, so you can take pictures like these right in the camera. I hope you will consider joining me.

Images of the West
Randall J Hodges Photography
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Zabriskie Point

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Zabriskie Point

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Golden Canyon

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Golden Canyon

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Sun and Shadow

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Sun and Shadow

Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley, California

Sun and shadow playing on the curves of the dunes.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Gravel Fan Deposits, Cottonball Basin, Death Valley National Park

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Lenticular Clouds Sliding Over Panamint Mountains Bringing Rain to Death Valley, Feb. 13, 2019

Golden Dunes

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Golden Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Zabriskie Point Sunrise

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Zabriskie Point Sunrise

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