Death Valley, CA
50 Miles of Highs and Lows
The park is really big -- 3.3 million acres in California and Nevada. You'll need at least two days to check out the main attractions. Our recommended route covers 50 miles on Highway 190, from Badwater in the south to Stovepipe in the north.
If you're staying in Furnace Creek, at the halfway point along this scenic corridor, start by driving south to Badwater and working your way back up to Zabriskie Point. End the day there with a spectacular sunset. The next day, drive further north to Mosaic Canyon, topping it off with a family-friendly hike.