Pictured is Artist’s Drive in Death Valley. Natural minerals in the rocks create spectacular palettes of color.
If you grew up in a place where it’s hot, then you’ll understand the question, “Is it hot enough for you?” In the California desert region the saying brings new meaning to turning the heat on. Badlands and Death Valley are descriptive names of places in a seemingly god-forsaken desert. They paint a grim picture–“bad” and “death”! Each year unwitting tourists fall victim to the extreme heat in North America’s hottest place. Some are rescued and survive, but occasionally some don’t make it out alive.
HOW HOT IS IT?
WHAT TO SEE IN DEATH VALLEY - Death Valley is open year-round (nps.gov/deva):