• Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park Holidays

Death Valley National Park is best described by superlatives: the driest place in North America, one of the hottest in the world, the lowest elevation on the continent, and the largest park in the lower 48 states.

You may hear the words 'Death Valley' and not be able to imagine a habitable landscape, but surprisingly there are almost 400 species of native animals; bighorn sheep, kangaroo rats, jackrabbits to name a few. There are dramatic canyons, luminous sand dunes, rocks sculpted by erosion and salt flats surrounded by mountains, which means there are lots of incredible photo opportunities throughout the park. We love winding along Artist's Drive, seeing the vibrant red, pink and yellow colours layering the rock at Artist's Palette. Or take a visit to Badwater Basin for a very surreal landscape where you can walk out at the lowest point in North America onto the salt flats. A natural phenomenon that is also worth checking out is Racetrack Playa, and although none truly knows how the rocks move, they certainly make for some incredible photos.

Join a daily ranger talk or learn about the national park in a 20 minute film at the Furnace Creek Visitor Centre before venturing out for yourself. Scattered throughout Death Valley are the silent ruins of ancient gold mining towns, such as Panamint City and in the far north you can go back in time at Scotty's Castle.

Explore the West on an escorted tour or why not hire a car from Las Vegas before driving just over 2 hours here to contrast these stunning landscapes with the vibrant Strip? 

Destination Highlights
  • Walk out on the salt flats at North America's lowest point
  • Drive the scenic loop Artist's Drive
  • Watch the sunset at Zabriske Point
  • Visit a ghost town

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