|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.
The central part of the Death Valley can be viewed well from this point. The point is about 5,500 feet above sea level.
There is a waterfall located on the western edge of the park. It gives the park a lifeline in terms of providing water.
This is also another attraction site found on the northern part of the park.
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.
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.