Death Valley Isn’t Actually As Dead As It Seems

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Death Valley National Park in California is one of the most extreme environments on earth. Despite its name, there are lots of life occurring everyday in the park. Check out some of these facts about Death Valley and see why it is so amazing.

North America’s Low Point


Badwater Basin is an incredible 282 feet below sea level.

Yet Very High


Telescope Peak, 15 miles away form the basin, is 11,049 feet tall.

Larger Than We Realize


It is the largest park in the lower 48 states.

Getting Hot


You’ll be hot in the park; its highest recorded temperature is 134 degrees F.

Driest Place


While some mountains have snow caps, Death Valley is the driest place in North America.

Home to Many


Just some of the animals you’ll see are bighorn sheep, snakes, lizards, and hundreds of species of birds.

Even Flowers can Grow


After the rain, flowers bloom in this desert.

Seen in a Famous Movie


Recognize it? The original Star Wars trilogy had many scenes filmed here.

Popular Place to Visit


Many people are drawn to this park, with more than 1 million visiting in 2014 alone.

Sailing Stones


If you are lucky, you’ll get to see stones sliding across Racetrack Playa.

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