Friday, April 21, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Established as a National Park in 1994, Death Valley contains the lowest, hottest and driest spot in North America. Few visitors expect the kaleidoscope of color that enlivens its badlands, slot canyons, and mountains. The National Park has one of the most breathtaking expanses of nature in the United States and one of the most extreme environments on Earth! At 3.4 million acres, Death Valley is the largest national Park south of Alaska. It's an explorer's treasure-trove whose desert expanses are anything but barren. It was named by California gold seekers in 1849 that had to cross the desolate landscape in order to reach their 'Gold Fields'. We will travel the same routes the 49ers did, explore ghost towns, desert waterfalls, wildlife refuges, hot springs, and saloons. We will also drop in to Badwater Basin, the lowest dry point in America at 282 ft. below sea level. In addition to all this, the area affords visitors an opportunity to gaze into the darkest skies in the United States.