Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. It is famous for its extremely hot temperatures in the summer. Also it is the lowest point in North America, with Badwater Basin being 282 feet below sea level. Much of the valley is part of Death Valley National Park. Many areas surrounding Death Valley were mining area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. And because of that, there is a wealth of off road trails to explore. The area is about 2 hours drive west of Las Vegas. Although much of the actual National Park is closed to off-road use, there are said to be over 1000 miles of trails that offer unique and rugged experiences for you and your Jeep. Check with the park service to make sure that the trail you want to take is open.
Death Valley is rugged remote area. Always carry several days supplies and plenty of water with you in your Jeep. During the summer, it is not uncommon for temperatures in Death Valley to exceed 120 degrees. Winter is a favorite time for Jeep enthusiasts to descend on the valley as the temperatures are much more moderate. However also be aware of chilly night temperatures as well. The scenery and geologic features of the area is second to none. If you haven't experienced Death Valley in your Jeep, it is worth taking some time to explore the area.
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