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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is a park of extremes. It is a below-sea-level desert basin and the lowest spot in North America which reaches record summer heats, making it the hottest and driest spot as well. Despite its harshness, it is also home to Devils Hole, an incredibly deep geothermally heated water-filled cave that is the lone habitat of a rare fish. A great diversity of life can be viewed in Death Valley, despite its name, and it is a worthwhile place to visit for nature lovers. Over 1,000 species of plants can be found in Death Valley, and more than 50 are endemics, found nowhere else in the world. Visitors especially enjoy spring in Death Valley after rare rainstorms, which bring vast fields of wildflowers. In winter, towering peaks are dusted with winter snow. Death Valley is a popular location for camping, hiking, stargazing, four-wheel driving and mountain biking, when the temperatures are less extreme.

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