NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

Death Valley, CA

Death Valley National Park, at 3,396,000 acres, is the largest national park outside of Alaska and in our view one of the most inspiring. Its remote location and somewhat unforgiving climate (at certain times of the year) tend to be off-putting to many. But those considerations, considered to be liabilities by some, become virtues to those of us who like the fact that the reputation discourages casual visitors unwilling to risk some potential discomfort to experience something truly unique and beautiful. Our inveterate Expedition Leader recently combined a trip to Death Valley with an extended visit to some of the crown jewels of southern Utah (Zion's National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Canyons of the Escalante National Monument and Arches National Park) and came back with a ringing re-affirmation that Death Valley is at least their equal. More.....


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