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Death Valley: A vast space, full of surprises

A salt creek in Death Valley

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Desert history

There are plenty of guided activities in Death Valley, including ranger-guided paleontology tours that show visitors well-preserved fossilized footprints of birds, horses, camels and even mastodon-like creatures. In this way, Death Valley is a window into the fascinating history of the continent.