Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is known for being one of the driest, hottest, and lowest places in the United States. In fact, Badwater Basin, which sits 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level, charts as the lowest point in North America. Volcanic hills, snow-capped mountains, sand dunes, and badlands make up the rest of the park’s otherworldly and diverse landscape. Despite its ominous name, Death Valley is also home to bountiful wildlife, including big-horn sheep, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, and other animals who have adapted to the arid conditions.