Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Sunset Over Death Valley

Nothing beats Death Valley for great hiking and amazing views. With elevations down to 300 feet below sea level and up to 11,049, there's a huge variety of plants, animals, and geologic formations. Check out the Ubehebe Crater, the Badwater Salt Flat, and Dante's View on our upcoming journey this March.

Geologist Kirt Kempter is our Study Leader again this year. Read this dispatch from his last Death Valley Adventure.

Today's video, thanks to YouTuber pierce37, includes a beautiful sunset over the Kingston Range.

And, as a bonus, click here to see a magnificent Death Valley sunrise.

What's your favorite hiking spot?

A few last-minute spaces are still available on our upcoming Death Valley Adventure tour. Click for more.