Over three million acres of land that is known as one of the lowest places in the world -- Death Valley National Park. Badwater Basin rests 282 feet below sea level. The harsh desert gives home to unique plants and animals, and you will see sights available nowhere else on this planet. It is the hottest and driest place you are likely to experience.
Despite the foreboding name and atmosphere conveyed by it, Death Valley offers the visitor many activities. Among the desert sands you may discover abandoned mines, unbelievable wildflower blooms and some historic sites. Ghost towns are a popular destination, with Ballarat claimed as the home of a number of legendary figures and Skidoo being one of the last gold mining camps in the area.
For campers, there are nine campgrounds in Death Valley National Park, three of which are open all year. Some will take reservations. Backcountry camping is available with free permits. Also within a 50 to 60 mile radius, there are many lodging facilities.
To get to Death Valley from Bryce Canyon, take Highway UT 12 to US-89, UT-14 to I-15 South, exit 48 will take you to US-95 North. Follow the signs.