Located east of Lone Pine via Highway 190 and north of Baker via highway 127. Death Valley is the hottest, driest and lowest point in the United States and can reach temperatures over 120 degrees in the summer. Sightseeing, road & mountain biking, off-roading, hiking, horseback riding and camping are the major activities to be enjoyed in Death Valley. Spring is the best season to see this park for its 'desert in bloom'. At the heart of Death Valley is Furnace Creek where a museum, Visitor Center, Inn, ranch hotel, groceries, restaurants, golf course, fuel and much more can be found. In northern Death Valley is Scotty's Castle that was built in the 1920's by Walter Scott. It is an architectural masterpiece and an oasis in an unforgiving region. Many believed the castle was funded by Scotty's secret goldmine. Visit the park and make your own determination about this.
NOTE: Please refer to our TIPS page for Desert safety precautions.
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Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, California 92328
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