Stark landscapes broken by steep gorges, craggy heights, and arid salt pans – Death Valley National Park certainly lives up to the surreal images conjured by its name. Ranging across the states of California and Nevada, this national park is particularly famous for the towering Titus Canyon that cuts through the sheer walls of the Grapevine Mountains. Presenting a dizzying contrast, the salt flats of Badwater Basin are also recorded as the lowest point in the continent. Imagine teeing off amid the spiky salt mounds of the Devil’s Golf Course or speeding across the cracked bed of a dry lake nicknamed Racetrack Playa! Feel the thrill of exploring a ghost town and later, take in the eerie silence of Mesquite Flat sand dunes. A hike through the cool pine-laden trails offers a refreshing change while the expansive seascapes from Dante’s View make the perfect setting for a picnic.
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The Ranch at Death Valley is a laidback resort set in the heart of California's Death Valley National Park, USA. This former ranch features an atmospheric town square with date palms and mission California architecture.