Trip Date: 2010
This is an introductory tour to the places to see and experience in and around Death Valley National Park. We’ve all heard of Death Valley. Maybe, some of us have been attracted to the name Death Valley because there might be a hint of danger and adventure. Others may have been attracted to its unique features, such as its colorful geology and history. But what is in Death Valley, what does it look like and where is it located? Well, this virtual tour might just help you grasp just that.
Extreme heat, extreme dryness and extreme beauty. It is one of North America’s most unique regions and one of the biggest national parks. The combinations of geological forces here have created a magnificently rugged and colorful desert landscape that’s surrounded by 11,000+ ft. snow-capped peaks making it a place without equal!
One of the many interesting facts about Death Valley is that the lowest spot in North America is located in Death Valley. What’s even more interesting is that this lowest spot is only about 100 miles from the highest spot in the contiguous 48 states. Another fact about Death Valley that seems to surprise most people is that the harsh climate here is home to a wide variety of both plants and animals.
If you are planning a visit to this region that is not visited often, then you may be interested in learning more through our virtual tour guide. You can learn more about our guide at our website.
Plan your trip! Death Valley is a very big place. Don’t even think you are going to see much of Death Valley during a weekend or 3-day trip. Read up and learn about the things in Death Valley that interest you and then plan your trip accordingly.
Make reservations. Believe it or not, Death Valley is a popular place. We strongly recommend that you make your campground or hotel reservations as early as you can. During the peak visitor season, October through March, places to stay inside the Park fill up quickly.
Remember – this is a desert. Bring and drink lots of water, watch for dehydration, dress appropriately, know the weather prediction before you go, find out where to hike and where not to hike, etc. There is lots to know.