Death Valley National Park, United States

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. In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley. Find more features of Death Valley National Park at nps.gov.

Approximately 95% of the park is a designated wilderness area. Death Valley is the hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States. The second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere is in Badwater Basin, which is 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. The Death Valley National Park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment. More information at Wikipedia - Death Valley.

Death Valley

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley from Dante's view

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Death Valley Dunes

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Death Valley National Park Basic Information

  • Country: United States
  • Address: California and Nevada
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: UTC -8
  • Currency: USD
  • Weather: Death Valley is famous as the hottest place on earth and driest place in North America. The world record highest air temperature of 134°F (57°C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Summer temperatures often top 120°F (49°C) in the shade with overnight lows dipping into the 90s°F (mid-30s°C.) .
  • Country Code: 1
  • Region: USA

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