Death Valley is the largest US National Park outside Alaska at 3.4 million acres. It is home to almost 1,000 miles of paved and dirt roads with 91% of the park protected as officially designated Wilderness.
You will see low valley floors, barren salt flats, dry rugged mountains, vast canyons and rolling sand dunes.
When Ben and I were there in April 2014, we experienced 100-degree heat (Fahrenheit), a dust storm and gale force winds. But don’t let that stop you, just be sure to take plenty of water in case of an emergency.