Death Valley National Parks Tour
Death Valley National Park is a desert area which is located in Eastern California on the border of Nevada. It is a portion of the Mojave Desert and is adjacent to the Great Basin Desert. Death Valley is widely considered to be the hottest place on the face of the earth, and while it is sometimes challenged for air temperature records by areas in the Middle East, it is considered to hold that record. This was set in 1913 at Furnace Creek when an air temperature of 134 degrees was measured. It is also home to the lowest point of elevation in North America at Badwater Basin, which is 282 feet below sea level. One of the more interesting topographical aspects of Death Valley is that within the same region of the lowest elevation you also have the highest point in the United States at Mount Whitney only 84.6 miles away. It is these types of extremes that make Death Valley one of the most interesting places in the world to visit.