Death Valley got its name during the California Gold Rush of the mid 1800s. It was so hot that people were sure they would die there. Only one person did, but the name stuck. The highest temperature recorded there was 134 degrees F.
The national park includes some more area than Death Valley. It is located in California along the Nevada border in the county of Inyo.
Roadrunner at Death Valley by, Wilson44691, Wikipedia Commons
Map of the United States by, EPA. NV is Nevada and it is over on the left and it is yellow.
From space by, NASA
Picture of sign by, NOAA
Flash Flood warning sign by, en.User:Draxfelton, Wikipedia Commons
Borax was mined at Death Valley. They would haul it with mules.
Twenty Mule Team by, nps
Telescope and Wildrose Peaks by, Tomdonohue1, Wikipedia
Death Valley Sky by, Dan Durisko, nps
This is called Racetrack because the wind moves the rocks.
By, Lgcharlot, Wikipedia Commons
Radiator water tank, by, Roger469, Wikipedia Commons
Zabrinski Point at sunrise by, Daniel Mayer, Wikipedia
Precambrian Noonday Formation by, USGS
By, Jon Sullivan
After it rains by, MojavaNC, Wikipedia
After it rains by, Chuck Abbe, Wikipedia Commons
Badwater in 2005 by, NASA
Badwater in 2007 by, NASA
Badwater Salt Desert
Devil’s Golf Course by, Broken Inaglory, Wikipedia Commons
By, Urban, Wikipedia