Located on the border of California and Nevada, Death Valley is a sprawling desert and national park considered one of the hottest places in the world, with a record air temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius at Furnace Creek. Death Valley has been featured in a range of Western movies, including “The Walking Hills” and “The Gunfighter”, along with the world-famous “Star Wars” film.
Explore Death Valley to discover a wealth of notable natural landmarks, including Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in North America, and Dante’s View, which reveals panoramic vistas of Death Valley. Visit Hells Gate to explore hiking paths, head to Devils Hole to see a unique geological formation or venture to Darwin Falls, a 24-metre-high waterfall.
Death Valley is home to the Death Valley National Park, where you can spot local wildlife, including desert bighorn sheep, jackrabbits, kangaroo rats and coyote. You can also take ranger-guided field trips through Death Valley while learning about the native flora and fauna.
Death Valley is about two hours’ drive from Las Vegas, where you can fly into McCarran International Airport, or 3.5 hours’ drive from Los Angeles, where you can fly into Los Angeles International Airport. You can rent a car at either city and there’s ample parking throughout the desert.