This is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. Here are some facts about it...
Death Valley is the largest national park in the contiguous United States. It covers around 3.4 million acres, with more than 90% of the park identified as wilderness.
Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in North America. It is situated below sea level and therefore the majority of the park is covered with salt.
Death Valley is regarded as one of the hottest areas with usual temperatures ranging from 45 to 50°C. The maximum air temperature recorded here was 57°C in 1913.
Death Valley National Park is home to a diverse range of species. Here you can find over 50 genera of mammals and also different varieties of reptiles, and fishes.
Geologists and mine owners have been drawn to this area for more than a century. Gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, were among the ores extracted in the valley.
Several films have featured this Park over the years. Zabriskie Point, The Oasis, and Star Wars Episodes IV & VI are some of the movies that were filmed in Death Valley.
This valley is home to the Eureka Dunes which are the tallest dunes in California. These dunes reach a height of 680 from the base.
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