Biggest, Hottest, Lowest, Driest
If you have a passion for beautiful places and wide open spaces, Death Valley National Park is on your list of must-see national treasures.
Beautiful to behold. Awesome to explore. But it’s huge and challenging. It’s the largest national park in the lower 48 states. It has more than 300 miles of paved roads and hundreds more miles of dirt roads. What to see? What not to miss? How do you make the most of your time in this sprawling desert-and-mountain park? With Just Ahead!
Sample a few of the hundreds of stories that play automatically as you drive through Death Valley:
Our GPS-guided smartphone audio tour of Death Valley National Park guides you to the natural wonders and historic sites that make the 3.4-million-acre park such a spectacular place to visit. With the Just Ahead app loaded onto your smartphone, you get:
A narrated tour of the park as you travel through two major valleys and multiple mountain ranges. It doesn’t matter where you enter or which direction you drive. It even works offline, with no Internet access.
Hours of audio stories that play as you drive through the park at your own pace. We tell you about Death Valley’s rough-and-tumble heyday of mining, the quirky characters drawn to its secluded setting, the park’s wildlife, its Native American history, and its dramatically exposed geology.
The stories behind its superlatives:
- HOTTEST temperature ever recorded on Earth
- LOWEST place in North America
- DRIEST place in North America
Insider tips on side trips, day hikes (a waterfall in the middle of the park!), jaw-dropping vistas, narrow canyons to explore, mining ruins, movie settings, places to camp, and places to stay
Park highlights and some of our personal favorite sights, including:
Badwater, lowest place in North America • Salt Creek, home of the tiny pupfish • Scotty’s Castle • Ubehebe Crater • The Charcoal Kilns • Eureka Mine • Harmony Borax Works • Furnace Creek • Stovepipe Wells • Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes • Zabriskie Point • Dante’s View • 20 Mule Team Canyon • Golden Canyon and the Red Cathedral • Artists Palette • Mars Hill, Site of NASA Training Missions
Plus turn-by-turn directions to and through the park!
Exhaustively researched, constantly updated. We’ve done the work so you can make the most of your precious vacation time. Simply listen, enjoy, explore…
No need to thumb madly through maps and guidebooks or wonder what you just missed. Just Ahead informs you, entertains you, and gives you an experience of the park you’d never have on your own.