Discover the Wonders of Death Valley National Park

By: Prerana Aggarwal

Death Valley is a place of extremes, but it also a place of surprising beauty and resilience.  A visit to Death Valley is a chance to connect with nature's power

Death Valley holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded. Back in 1913, it sizzled at a scorching 134°F (56.7°C) – imagine frying an egg on the sidewalk! Crazy, right?

Hottest Temperature

If you ever feel low, head to Badwater Basin. This spot is a whopping 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level, the lowest point in North America. Trippy to stand there and know you're that far down!

Below Sea Level

Believe it or not, people have lived in Death Valley for thousands of years! The Timbisha Shoshone tribe are total badasses, figuring out how to survive in this super dry place. Makes you appreciate having a fridge full of water, huh?

Home sweet desert

In the 1880s, folks flocked to Death Valley to mine borax, a fancy word for a mineral used in soap.  It was tough work in brutal conditions. Makes you think twice about complaining about your commute.

Borax bonanza

Stick a mansion in the middle of nowhere? That was Death Valley Scotty's plan in the early 1900s. This mysterious castle adds a touch of weirdness to the whole Death Valley vibe.

Scotty's Secret Castle

Death Valley National Park has some of the darkest night skies in the lower 48 states. With little light pollution, it's a haven for stargazers.  Imagine gazing up at a million stars, a sight our ancestors saw every night.


In the spring, after a rare winter rain, Death Valley bursts into a colorful display of wildflowers.  It's a reminder that life persists even in the most unlikely places.


Death Valley offers a variety of hiking trails, from easy strolls to challenging climbs. Hiking allows you to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape.  Be sure to bring plenty of water and be prepared for the heat.


Death Valley may be a harsh desert, but there is a luxurious oasis at Furnace Creek.  The Furnace Creek Resort offers a swimming pool, golf course, and other amenities, providing a welcome respite from the heat.

Death Valley Furnace Creek Resort

If it rains enough in winter (which is rare!), Death Valley explodes with wildflowers. It's like a colorful party in the middle of the desert – seriously unexpected!

Death Valley blooms

Death Valley might be a furnace, but there's a luxurious escape at Furnace Creek Resort. With a pool, golf course, and all the trimmings, it's the perfect place to chill after a day of exploring the desert.

Oasis in the heat

Uncover the beauty and mystery of Death Valley National Park with our comprehensive guide. Learn about the unique landscape, wildlife, and activities to make the most of your visit