Top fall destinations: Death Valley

As summer temperatures averaging over 110 degrees give way to cooler temperatures, it’s time to soak in the wonders of Death Valley.

Below are a few of the many points of interest Death Valley has to offer.

      1. Artist’s Palette
        artists pallet1Artist’s palette  colors are due to oxidation of metals.

2. Zabriskie Point


The world famous Zabriskie Point is a favorite of photographers.


3. Badwater Basin


It looks like snow but it’s actually primarily made up of salt.  A unique fact is that Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America.


4. Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

sand dune

Famous for providing the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s biggest films, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes offers easy access off the main road.

5.  Amargosa Opera House

opera house

For the history buff in the family, make sure to stop at the Amargosa Opera House.   Dating back to the Borax mining boom of the 1920’s the opera house offers tours which can be booked at the adjacent  historic Amargosa Hotel.