One of America’s largest national parks
Furnace Creek Resort gives you the perfect vantage point from which to explore Death Valley National Park. Whether you travel around for an entire day or head out for just a few hours, you’ll be taken aback by all that is unique to one of America’s largest national parks. Everywhere you look, you will find natural wonders unknown in any other part of the world marked by salt flats, ancient geological formations, chiseled canyons and the lowest point in the Americas, Badwater at 282 feet below sea level all the way to the surrounding majestic mountains rising to 11,049 feet at Telescope Peak.
Sites Not To Be Missed Within The Park
- The Borax Museum at the Ranch at Furnace Creek provides the history of the property and key figures involved in the history of Death Valley and the resort. It offers a pictorial history and showcases artifacts from the past such as antique stagecoaches, mining tools and a railroad steam locomotive. It is the oldest structure in Death Valley.
- Artist’s Drive, a one-way paved canyon which meanders eight miles through magnificent washes and mud hills with breathtaking colors and natural rock formations.
- Badwater, just 17 miles south of the resort, is the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level. Massive salt flats abound.
- Devil’s Golf Course is actually not a golf course at all, but rather an expansive salt field caused by evaporated bodies of water. One can actually see the crystallization process at work.
- Also do not miss Mushroom Rock, Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View and Harmony Borax Works.
Additional Death Valley Resources
For more information to plan your visit, we suggest you check the following resources.
- Death Valley National Park has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, and sites of historical and cultural interest.
Visit the National Park Service/Death Valley website
- The Death Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and explore one of the most interesting and captivating places in the whole United States of America.
Visit the Chamber of Commerce website
- The Death Valley ’49ers is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that seeks to expand public awareness of Death Valley and foster appreciation of Death Valley as a rare desert environment having unique natural and cultural histories. Some of the activities of the 49′ers include publishing books about Death Valley, cooperatively sponsoring Death Valley history conferences, assisting in renovation projects and much, much more.
Visit the Death Valley ’49er website
- The Badwater Ultra-marathon is a legendary, epic, 135-mile running race from Badwater in Death Valley (elev. 282 feet below sea level) to Whitney Portals on Mt. Whitney (elev. 8360 feet). An international field of up to 80 endurance runners from ten countries challenge themselves in the world’s toughest single stage running race. This great tradition began in 1977.
Visit the Badwater Ultra-Marathon website