Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #55: Death Valley

Sand Dunes.  Death Valley.  December 2013.

Overview of Death Valley
Death Valley National Park is one of the unique national parks in the United States. It is unique because it is the hottest and driest national park in the U.S. The park is home to a good number of plants and animals that can survive this harsh climatic condition. The park was established in 1994 and lies on 3.4 million acres. It is a place that only those with bold hearts visit.

Top Attractions

Dante’s View
The central part of the Death Valley can be viewed well from this point. The point is about 5,500 feet above sea level.

Darwin Falls
There is a waterfall located on the western edge of the park. It gives the park a lifeline in terms of providing water.

Mesquite Spring
This is also another attraction site found on the northern part of the park.

Scotty’s Castle
There is a castle in the middle of the dessert that was built by Albert Johnson, a Chicago millionaire. The castle has remained to be a tourist destination up-to-date.

Mosaic Canyons
The mosaic canyons have given hikers a good place to explore within the park.

Natural Bridge Canyon
There is a natural bridge that can be accessed from the east side of the park. It is just a few minutes away from the parking area.

How to get to Death Valley
There is an option of getting to Death Valley National Park by air. This is because there are two small airstrips in the park for private planes. There is no public bus transportation to and from the park and therefore you have rent a car from Las Vegas or Barstow.

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  1. With so much heat, I'm almost wondering why it's such a popular place to visit. Though you do have that amazing castle you mentioned. So maybe that is worth braving the heat for. Thanks for the great pic.

    1. I went there in December so there's no heat. I didn't get to see much since day was too short and it got dark so we turned around. ):

  2. Anonymous9/29/2015

    I wish I could make a visit there as early as possible but I m tensed about the heat.

  3. Anonymous9/29/2015

    I wish I could make a visit there as early as possible but I m tensed about the heat.

  4. The name sounds weird of this place "Death Valley".But its's really beautiful and one of the moat attractive park in U.S

  5. I know that Death Valley National Park is a national park in the U.S. states of California and Nevada located east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. If you like to take your tourism to the extreme, Take your vacation to the extreme, visiting Death Valley National Park is a brilliant idea...that means you are paying a visit to one of America's hottest, dryest, and most beautiful places. Safe trip.

  6. Anonymous10/15/2015

    I think transportation is one of the major obstacles for enjoying the sight cause It's not easy for everyone to make a airstrip.

  7. Anonymous11/10/2015

    this place looks good but what about the transportation?

  8. Death Valley is very hottest aria i know. but i need to visit here. because it is popular aria on this world.

  9. it is a beautiful place.tell me how I going and visit your place

  10. wow! it's a nice place. How can i visit here and send me details it.