Although the lower levels of Death Valley are broiling hot, the park is surrounded by two mountain ranges, which have much cooler temperatures. The names of these ranges are Amargosa Range and the Panamint Rang.
Death Valley wasn't always a national park. In fact, it only became one in 1994. Before it was a national park, Death Valley was classified as a national monument. This was done in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover.
Though the amount of animals is substantial, it turns out humans have been quite fond of Death Valley as well. There are many ghost towns located there, that once contained thousands of people. After the gold rush ended, the civilization
vanished, leaving behind empty towns. Also, the Timbisha Shoshone, a Native American tribe, have inhabited Death Valley for the past 1,000 years.
"Lowest golf course" isn't a very well known title to claim, but it's taken by Furnace Creek Golf Course in Death Valley. This course is 214 feet below sea level, only 68 feet above the Badwater basin. So if you ever decide to go to Death Valley, don't forget to bring your golf clubs!
So whether you visit for the marvelous scenery or perhaps to experience first-hand the many records set by Death Valley, it is sure to be a trip you will never forget.
A house from a ghost town in Death Valley's remains. The harsh weather may have affected it, causing it to turn to the remnants of a home. These towns sprouted up when the Gold Rush started but were soon abandoned.