Facts about Death Valley

16 Sizzling Facts about Death Valley

With a name like Death Valley, how could you resist taking a closer look? That’s about all there is to say by way of an introduction… so sit back and enjoy these 16 interesting facts about Death Valley:

  1. Death Valley National Park is located in California, USA.
  2. It’s the driest place in the whole of America.
  3. 1929 was the year in which not a single drop of rain fell!
Interesting Facts about Death Valley

Death Valley, Cailfornia, United States

  1. Death Valley is home to Badwater Basin — the lowest point in the nation.
  2. Badwater Basin lies 282 ft below sea level.
  3. It’s also known as the hottest place on Earth.
  1. You can fry an egg on the ground here with ease!
  2. Despite it’s name, the valley floor is covered with yellow flowers in the spring months.
  3. 700 lb rocks have been leaving trails for years as they apparently move by themselves.
  4. These huge rocks actually move due to intense night temperature freezing the flash flood water.

Death Valley USA Facts

  1. Strong following winds then blow the rocks across the mud thanks to the lack of friction provided by the thin sheet of ice underneath.
  2. The Eureka Sand Dunes are a staggering 680 ft high.
  3. The sand then slides down so fast that it causes a high pitched noise which sounds like the desert is singing to you.
  4. Roadrunners are one of the few animals who call Death Valley ‘home’.
  5. Virtually all the other animals who live there are also birds who fly down to seek refuge in the shade
  6. Artists Drive is a section of Death Valley which features vibrant, multi-coloured hills as a result of the various oxides in the soil.

Do you know any interesting or fun facts about Death Valley that we’ve not mentioned?  Share them here in the comments section below!


  • Harsha Garine says:

    I know few things about death valley .It lies below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

  • Nick Schwarz says:

    The hottest overnight low in Death Valley was 107. The hottest ground surface temperature ever recorded on earth was 201 at Furnace Creek in 1972. The coldest overnight low ever recorded at Furnace Creek was 14. The highest point within the National Park is Telescope Peak over 11,000ft. A portion of the National Park is in Nevada. At Zabriski Point one can see Badwater, the lowest point in North America and Mt Whitney, 14,500+ ft, the highest in the contiguous United States. There are fish in Death Valley. Visitors need to see Scotty’s Castle, if it ever opens again

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