Death Valley National Park

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  • Home to Mother Nature's Extremes - Death Valley National Park

    Jan 19, 2007 by jps246 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing scenery, Almost unlimited backcountry to explore, Stark beauty
    Cons: Main sites can be crowded, Gets really hot, 4x4 needed to really explore park

    Summary: Home to the lowest surface point in the Western Hemisphere and the hottest temperatures in the United States, Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes – from the peaks of the snowcapped Panamint Range at over 11,000 feet to Badwater ... read more

  • For connoiseurs of harsh beauty

    Nov 19, 2013 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: desert beauties
    Cons: no wildlife, unbearable in summer

    Summary: Although I experienced heat prostration in King’s Canyon National Park, meso-California has two other national parks of considerably greater harshness in which perishing from lack of water is a more clear and present danger: Joshua Tree and Death ... read more

  • Out of this world backdrops

    Apr 13, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap trill, relatively close to Vegas.
    Cons: Require you to be a bit organized. Hot in the summer.

    Summary: Well, you've seen it on TV and in the Western movies, but going there for real is an experience you got to get. That's not a quick in-and-out kind for trip. You need to get there and stay there for few hours to really get it.The Death Valley ... read more

  • Alien and Amazing

    Nov 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stunning natural scenery; fascinating and unique; excellent day trip
    Cons: Hot, dry, and remote...but would you really go to Death Valley expecting otherwise?

    Summary: Visiting Death Valley in November--especially when you're from Minnesota--is almost like being on another planet. The landscape could be a moon in some undiscovered solar system. And (when you're from Minnesota) the warmth is as welcome as a gulp of ... read more

  • Death Valley - Much More Than Just A Desert!

    Oct 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If you are willing to go exploring, Death Valley is full of surprises!
    Cons: Unbearable temperatures in the summer, long distances between points of interest.

    Summary: We approached Death Valley from the west, winding our way along quite a few hairpin turns on Calif. Rt 190 until we reached the first good overlook, where we stopped and stared into the seemingly vast emptiness called Death Valley. It was early evening an ... read more

  • Death Valley is a must visit

    Apr 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: stunning scenery
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have visited Death Valley twice during visits to Las Vegas. It's a manageable day trip by car. From the Vegas side, you can drive in on 190. The borax in the hills combined with the other stones is beautiful. Especially scenic is ... read more

  • Death Valley, It ain't that hot !!

    Sep 9, 2002 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: an experience you might do once!!
    Cons: not much to go back to again

    Summary: I have been to many, many, National parks. As with all of them there is always an experience you will never forget. To me Death Valley is a one time experience. Now I love suggesting and sending people out to see our wonderful parks but you ... read more

  • One of the best times of my young life

    Jul 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 127 degree heat, remote, atmosphere, beauty, fun
    Cons: Long, nerve racking 120 mile drive getting there, gas prices in death valley

    Summary: NOTICE: This is more a long story about our trip, if youre not interested, you can skip the first third. Please bare with me here- My friend and I had just graduated high school (june 2001). We had made plans a month or two back to go on a ... read more

  • as unique and remote as it gets

    May 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautifully stark, barren scenery; clear air; uncrowded
    Cons: infernally hot in summer; remote; expensive concessions; long distances between different sites within park

    Summary: I had been wanting to visit Death Valley for a long time, and I finally got the opportunity to do so for a couple days last March. I went on St. Patrick's Day weekend, which was an excellent time to go because there was virtually no one at the park and ... read more

  • Just On This Side of Death Valley. . .

    May 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, great places to hike
    Cons: Very Hot in summer

    Summary: Not literally of course, but when I called my folks from Tonopah (Nevada) after visiting Death Valley and said that. . well at the time it was funny. This is the third installment from my Spring Break Road trip. We traveled through Death Valley for one ... read more

  • Death Valley: The Lowest and Hottest U.S. Destination

    Nov 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of natural scenery
    Cons: Very hot in summertime; not many family activities

    Summary: Death Valley National Park is located in east- central California, right on the Nevada border. Its name conjures up feelings of gloom and doom and, of course, intense desert heat. I visited Death Valley one summer, during the hottest time of the year, ... read more

  • My European Tour

    Oct 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A place big enough to think without interruption.
    Cons: Don't go if you're high on caffeine.

    Summary: On September 11th we were to fly to London from Los Angeles for a 3-week cruise; France, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, etc. Every day we thought the planes would start flying in time for us to meet our ship, which was leaving on 9/14. But, as you know, all ... read more

  • Death Valley Brings Spiritual Life

    Aug 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: other-worldly landscapes; imaginative individuals will be transported to a higher dimension
    Cons: If you are healthy and don't mind dry, sensuous, searing heat, there are no cons

    Summary: This evening (August 25, 2001) I happened upon this website. I am tired this evening and probably should wait until I'm more rested to write this review, but I just can't pass up the opportunity to pen it now. Death Valley is still, silent, peaceful, ... read more

  • Desert beauty

    Aug 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Natural desert beauty, spectacular views, and desert floral.
    Cons: None, if you go during the spring.

    Summary: We(the wife and I)went from Las Vegas to Beatty NE. and entered Death Valley from that point. The first stop was Rhyolite, a ghost town. Very interesting. It was the last week of April so there were very few tourists there. After leaving Rhyolite we ... read more

  • Death Valley - a must visit National Park

    Apr 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stunning views, no crowds at all, wonderful place to visit, very unique
    Cons: None.

    Summary: The Death Valley National Park is one of the most incredible places to visit on Earth. My family has been on every paved road in the park, as well as some dirt roads (for 4x4 vehicles only). No matter where the trip leads you, if you are going north, ... read more

  • Nature's wonderful gift

    Feb 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Breathtaking scenery and colors. Scotty's Castle worth seeing.
    Cons: very remote. Long drive to get to and nothing much around.

    Summary: I just visited Death Valley Park this week and found it a thoroughly breathtaking and awesome experience. It was not easy to get to and far from anything else. But it was worth it to see the glorious vistas, especially from Zabriske's Point, where the ... read more

  • Scotty's Castle: A Trip Into The 1930's

    Jan 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Experience 1930's luxury and tall tales of the wild west on this fascinating tour.
    Cons: Scotty's Castle is 50 miles from Furnace Creek in this largest of all National Parks.

    Summary: Around the turn of the last century, Death Valley Scotty (aka Walter Scott), former member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and full of tall tales rolled into Chicago bragging about his gold mine in Death Valley and looking for "investors". One of those ... read more

  • Death Valley - It's bleak

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An experience of a lifetime
    Cons: Watch out for scorpions under rocks!

    Summary: "You must be mad to drive through Death Valley tomorrow," said the Glaswegian receptionist at the hotel in Bishop. "Only the English do it you know!" Maybe so, but we were on a road trip and were not going to miss this almost ... read more

  • very hot valley

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: a very different place
    Cons: hot

    Summary: Death Valley is seriously weird. Everyone knows it's hot but it's also very very flat (well the valley part) and amazingly washed out colours. One tip - fill up before you enter the valley because it's pretty desolate and you don't want to run out of gas ... read more

  • Far from the maddening crowd

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome place, devoid of excessive tourists
    Cons: Harsh on the car and you.

    Summary: Are you tired of the concrete jungle, constant clatter of people talking all around you, tensions and decisions, and want to get out of it all? Welcome to the Death Valley. ericgoldman has one of the best epinions on this place ... read more

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