by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018
Death Valley is a national park, which is outside Alaska in the United States. It is famous for the highest temperature record in the whole world. It is also known as one of the driest places in North America and the best time to visit Death Valley is autumn to the spring season. This is the tourist place, which attracts a lot of people per year because of the number of places to visit in Death Valley. The Death Valley consists of 3.4 million acres of desert and if you will visit it at first, then you will think that it is just a desert but if you are known for the reason because of which death valley is famous, then you must want to know what can you do in Death Valley to make your trip best.
Know some facts about Death Valley before you go there
If you are going to Death Valley, then you should carry your four-wheeler vehicle because you will not be able to walk under the sun during the day. One can easily visit the all of the tourist spots of Death Valley in two days but if you want to enjoy everything at the most, then you should make sure that you take out three days from your busy schedule to visit all top tourist attractions in Death Valley National Park.
If you are going to have your first time at Death Valley, then you don’t need to get confused but you can choose to go to the Visitor Center which is near Ranch at Death Valley so that you can be able to gain a little knowledge about the area by talking with the rangers. They are completely known with the place and that is why you cannot be able to gain much knowledge from anywhere else.
Let's explore Death Valley National Park points of interest and 15 best things to do in Death Valley National Park:
1. Drive along the Badwater
Badwater has got salt flatlands and pools but you can choose to drive along the lowest elevation. You can go with your friends and family in order to drive to the south direction from Furnace Creek. When you will drive down the road, you will be able to visit many more tourist spots in Death Valley.
2. Visit the historic volcano, Ubehebe Crater
The people who are interested in watching the Volcano can choose to go to the Ubehebe Crater of Death Valley. You can look down while walking along the rim of this volcano. You can keep walking for about 1 or 2 miles, which would take you to the rim. When you will walk around the edge of Ubehebe’s Crater, then you will be able to get an awesome view of the Volcano. You will be able to watch an awesome view of the Volcano. If you have never watched such a view, then you should definitely visit this place for once in your lifetime.
3. Witnessing the artistic surroundings via Artist’s Drive
The people who want to drive with their friends at one of the best places can choose to go to the artist’s drive where you will be able to enjoy a lot of scenic views. This look like the artist has designed the place but it has got made on its own.
4. Get mesmerized with the shiny golden Golden Canyon during daytime
The tourists who want to watch the golden canyon’s beautiful views can choose to visit the palace with friends in the car. This appears golden in the day only and therefore you should visit this place in the morning or early evening when there is sunlight.
5. Visit to colorful and enchanting, Mosaic Canyon
Mosaic Canyon can be called as one of the best places to visit in Death Valley. All age groups can visit this place as one can easily go through the marbled narrow paths. There is various colorful slick rocks and marble is polished which makes the high-wall canyon much beautiful. A number of floods and weather conditions have been seen by this Mosaic canyon, which has made it, look awesome with the different color of rock fragments.
6. Enjoy the scintillating view from The Racetrack
Now you can enjoy the racetrack of the Death Valley while driving in your car with your friends. This racetrack is quite famous as it is hot and dusky, you will not also get the mobile network coverage in this area. Therefore, you can visit the place if you love taking risks in your life. Of course, you will enjoy watching the view of this racetrack but you will need to make sure that you choose to take help of the best racetrack where you can enjoy the awesome view.
7. The world-famous, Devil’s Golf Course
This devil golf course is located in the Mojave Desert, which is found in the Death Valley national park. This is known as one of the largest saltpans, which were named as Devil’s Golf course because the devil can only play golf at this place.
8. The Gold digging castle as per ancient records, Scotty’s Castle
It is said that in this castle, there is a tunnel in which there is a lot of gold. This castle has been closed upto 2019 because of the floods but the outdoor grounds are accessible to the people where you can watch a lot of unique things. You will need to get the ticket for entering into the grounds of this castle.
9. Look at the beauty of nature witnessing the Darwin falls
In the whole deserted area, if you want to have a look at fresh water, then you can go to the Darwin falls where you will be able to see a completely different site. Here you will also be able to see green vegetation and birds flying around. This is one of the best places in the whole deserted area where you can rest when you get tired. There are various deserts where you might not be able to get such a green view, which you will get when you go to the famous death valley of United States.
10. Get covered in sand dunes all over at Eureka Dunes
If you are interested in watching the sand, all around you, then nothing can be better than visiting the Eureka Dunes in the Death Valley. If you do not like to get bathed in the sand, then this place is not for you but if you love to stay at peaceful places like this, then nothing can be better than the Eureka Dunes.
11. Have a glance at beautiful rock formations at Artists Palette
If you want to enjoy some beautiful and colorful rock formation, then you can visit the Artists Pallete where you will be able to enjoy the landscape, which is smudged with the pastel colors, and this happens in the morning of late afternoon. If you want to see its most beautiful view, then you can choose to go to the Oasis, which is at Death Valley from where you can turn to Artist’s Pallete.
12. Adventure junkies heaven, Natural Bridge
You can start your hiking at the bridge in the evening if you do not want to get burned in the sun but you can start it in the morning if you want to watch all magical views around the bridge. The bridge has been made naturally and it can be climbed if you are little sporty person otherwise you can under the bridge and eat your lunch in the shady area beneath the bridge.
13. A freat option for camping, Wildrose campsite
Even when you listen to this name, then it reflects the magical sense where you can enjoy an awesome camping session with your friends or family. It lies near the impressive Panamint Range, which is on the south of Death Valley. You will not be able to get any flush toilets or dump station here but if you want to have an adventuring session, then this can be a great option for it.
14. The deserted area with a view, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
If you have not seen sand dunes in your life, then you have got the chance to visit the flat sand dunes where you will be able to enjoy the view. The mesquite sand dunes are known for its awesome view. Although, there are many deserted areas in the world these sand dunes are considered as one of the best tourist spots, which you can visit in the Death Valley of United States. It will be better if you will visit the dunes in the morning because the sunrays will make it much better.
15. The place where Sun meets sand, Zabriskie Point
You can visit Zabriskie point with your family if you are interested in watching the beautiful sunrise. You will not need to do much for watching this amazing view but you will only need to wake up early in the morning. You will be able to see a view with badlands glowing into golden color when the first rays of the sun reach the land on Zabriskie Point. Across the valley, you can see the Panamint Range, which turns into pink and purple color when the sun rays reach there.