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Death Valley National Park - Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park, the hottest and driest national park in the United States, located in Death Valley, largely in southwestern California, though a small portion extends into Nevada’s Bullfrog Hills. The park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment including creosote bush, Joshua tree, bighorn sheep, coyote, and the endangered Death Valley pupfish, a survivor from much wetter times.


Attractions Near Death Valley National Park

Mosaic Canyon Trail
Mosaic Canyon Trail9.41km from Death Valley National Park

Mosaic Canyon is a 4 mile hike in Death Valley with short sections of rock scrambling.The trailhead begins at the end of Mosaic Canyon Road, a 2.3 mile dirt road that begins just across the street from Stovepipe Wells Campground. The road is usually passable for most passenger cars, but you may want to check with the rangers if there’s been rain recently. Although there are some nice, shady sections of the trail here.

Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail12.39km from Death Valley National Park

This short hike along Salt Creek takes hikers through one of the more unique areas of Death Valley National Park. With the surprising presence of water in the midst of the salt flats, this area looks positively lush compared to the rest of the basin.This is a very popular area for hiking, walking, and other nature trips, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes12.57km from Death Valley National Park

Mountain-fringed sand dunes reaching 100 ft. A prime spot for sand-boarding.

Aguereberry Point
Aguereberry Point16.66km from Death Valley National Park

Aguereberry Point is a 6,300 foot peak, similar to Dantes View on the far side, 20 miles away in a direct line but 77 miles by road. Because of its westerly setting, this place is one of the best locations to photograph the valley in afternoon and around sunset. The promontory is actually 1,000 feet higher than the more famous Dante’s View vista point and provides a stunning 360 degree view of Death Valley.

Harmony Borax Works
Harmony Borax Works18.45km from Death Valley National Park

An abandoned borax mine. They became famous through the use of large twenty-mule teams and double wagons which hauled borax through the long overland route to the closest railroad in Mojave, California.

Golden Canyon Trail
Golden Canyon Trail22.83km from Death Valley National Park

The Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park is probably the most famous hike in the park. It is easily accessible and you can enjoy the view from manly Beacon and explore the golden mudstone hills . It is one of the iconic location for trekkers and also there are so many things to expore.

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