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Review of Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Route 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
(760) 786-3200
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This park should be seen only in the car with the air conditioning on because the heat is insane: While we were there the temperature rose to 45 degrees, as it marked the thermometer on my watch.
From Las Vegas at the first stop in the park takes about two hours away.
We stopped in a couple of stages very interesting, Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin and walk along a beautiful ring road: The Artist Drive. Leaving the park, we also stop the dunes of Stovepipe Wells Village.
Zabriskie Point. It should go up to the rooftop terrace for about ten meters. You can see small hills pastel different shapes. The place is beautiful and we stopped about twenty minutes.
Badwater Basin. From Zabriskie Point continues to Furnace Creek, just before you leave to reach the 190 to take the Badwater Road in about twenty kilometers leads to Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the USA (86 meters below sea level). Here we record 45 °. The landscape is desolate but charming, in the plain desert opens a vast expanse of salt at the lowest point. Even here, twenty minutes is the maximum resist outside.
Artists Drive. Going back to Furnace Creek is on the right takes the ring one way called Artists Drive. The road is wonderful because it passes through desolate hills taking so many shades of red. The most beautiful is obviously called Artists Palette.
Remember to use the small as the way out of Death Valley has a steep downhill to avoid ending up with the brakes on fire as happened to one of our three cars. Fortunately, after having made them cool to the sound of gallons of water we left without further problems.

Visited February 2013
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“Appropriately Named Place!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We drove through Death Valley, on way from Yosemite to Las Vegas. Its certainly warm, and there is various places to stop and look around, which are interesting, without being spectacular. The scenery is good, but we had just come from Yosemite, and it was more to my liking on that front. Overall its worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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“Better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I loved being able to go to the lowest place in the US - 282 feet below sea level. We also went to the "Racetrack" where rocks move on their own across a valley floor (it's a 2.5 hour drive one way to get there). The park is 3.3M miles so you have to plan on spending a lot of time driving to get to your destination. Also plan to rent a Jeep if you're going to do any of the long trips...the gravel back roads are heck on a normal vehicle.

Visited February 2013
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“Visit in the winter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I recently moved to California and was excited to learn that Death Valley National park is just a short drive away, perfect for a day trip.

While there we visited the Mesquite Flat sand dunes, the Golden Canyon, and Badwater Basin, took a drive on Artist's Drive, and ate at the 49er Cafe in Furnace Creek Ranch.

The diversity in this park is amazing. I'm not just referring to geological diversity. The biological diversity is incredible, if you just take the time to look.

The temperature was near 80 degrees in February, and even with it being so mild, my husband and I both were quite warm. Stay hydrated! Don't assume that you won't need to take your water with you, even if it's just a short hike. Better safe than sorry.

Visited February 2013
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“Fabulous....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Badwater Basin is where we stopped & walked along the salt track. Fabulous place, very hot & stunning scenery. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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