Death Valley is a land of extremes. It holds the world record for the highest air temperature recorded (134 degrees) and has seen entire years without rain. It’s also home to otherworldly sand dunes, surreal salt flats, and colorful badlands.
Wondering where to start your exploration of the vast Death Valley National Park? Here are 20 sights in and near the park, both natural and man-made, that will help you appreciate the region’s striking landscape and pioneer past.