The Desert Queen: Death Valley National Park's Furnace Creek Inn

Perched on a rise in the middle of one of the world’s driest and hottest deserts sits what is surely a mirage. At least, it must seem that to first-time Death Valley visitors who are unfamiliar with elegant Furnace Creek Inn. The inn, an AAA Four-Diamond resort, endures and continues to welcome visitors with luxurious accommodations in what can only be described as an unusual setting where summer temperatures average over 100 degrees and frequently soar above 120 degrees.

Wanna See Something Too Gorgeous for Words? Check Out the New Non-Narrative “Living Death Valley” DVD

You won’t miss the voice-over when you view the new non-narrative “Living Death Valley” DVD. When you’ve got masterful photography, a wonderful musical score, and the landscape, floral, and faunal wonders of Death Valley to work with, you don’t need a lot of talk-talk.

Rooms Available For September and October Visits to National Parks in the West

If you're flexible enough to take a fall trip to some of the iconic national parks in the Western United States, there are a number of lodges that are reporting late-season availability. Lodges in Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Crater Lake, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley national parks all show some rooms available during the months of September and October.

National Park Mystery Spot 2 Revealed: This Is One Very Big Basket!

Were you able to identify Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley National Park?

National Park Mystery Spot 2: You Walk Around, I’ll Walk In

Can you identify this national park mystery spot with just six clues?

Heat Claims the Life of Boy Stranded for Five Days in Isolated Area of Death Valley National Park

Death Valley scene.
An intended one-night camping trip to Death Valley National Park had a tragic ending for a mother and her 11-year-old son. They were stranded for five days after their vehicle got stuck in a remote area of the vast desert park. The mother was rescued but her son did not survive the intense heat.

Death Valley National Park Working To Protect Fish That Live in 90-Degree Hot Spring

A tiny fish, one that lives in a 90-degree hot spring within a limestone cave and whose fate once was pondered by the U.S. Supreme Court, is now the focus of a Death Valley National Park plan designed to help the species avoid extinction.

By the Numbers: Death Valley Weather

If it’s this hot where you are, you need to go somewhere else.

Of Death Marches, Rain, and Misdirected Envy in Death Valley National Park

The ranger wore a concerned look and a pair of latex gloves. When I tried to approach him he warned me not to come near him. This did not look good.

Softness Continues To Be the Story Across National Park Lodging

Though summer is officially here and the Fourth of July is within sight, there continues to be a softness in the demand for lodging space in the national parks this summer and into the fall.