A Land of Extremes
To truly experience Death Valley National Park, is to experience something that cannot be match. Despite what the name may suggest, there is much to be discover and explored. Badwater Basin is the single lowest point in North America sitting 282 ft. below sea-level, and the vast salt flats stretch as far as the eye can see. Artist’s Drive is a little adventure definitely worth taking, and can be seen even better later in the day. A scenic drive through volcanic and sedimentary hills provides ample photo opportunities as the changing light reflects an array of beautiful colours.
Distance approx: 394 Mi
Time to travel approx: 6.5 hours
Place of Interest: About 35 miles from Furnace Creek, you’ll find the former bustling town - now ghost town - of Rhyolite. In its gold rush heyday Rhyolite was home to approx. 10,000 people, 50 saloons, shops, a stock exchange, and even an opera. Jump forward over 100 years and there is an eerie sense, and all to different story, of a time that once was. Many old ruins including the town jail, a 3-story bank and even the remains of the old train depot can still be seen.
Note: It's advised to check the ‘National Park Service’ website before setting off, as changing weather conditions can often mean temporary road closures and reroutes around the parks.
INCLUDES : Room Only