Visitors expecting a barren, arid landscape will certainly find it. But they will also find dramatic snowcapped mountains, golden sand dunes, and colorful wildflowers. Scenic driving, hiking, climbing, and backpacking all reward the traveler with glimpses of a world apart. Summer visitors must be prepared for some of the hottest, driest conditions encountered anywhere. Normal daily temperatures in July range from a high of 116 degrees F to a low of 88 degrees F, and temperatures have been recorded as high as 126 degrees F. Not surprisingly, some park facilities close during the summer, and services are reduced.
Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Mesquite Spring, Stovepipe Wells, Emigrant, Wildrose, Thorndike, Mahogany Flat, Furnace Creek, Sunset, Texas Spring, and Tecopa Hot Springs Park.
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