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Death Valley Points of Interest - Furnace Creek Area

Devil's Golf Course

Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley
The knarled terrain of an ancient evaporated lake contains crystals of almost pure table salt. The craggy lake bottom is complex and intricate with crystals in various stages of development. Deposited by ancient salt lakes and shaped by winds and rain, the crystals are forever changing. The Death Valley saltpan is one of the largest saltpans in North America. Salt continues to be deposited by recurring floods that occasionally submerge the lowest parts of the valley floor.

Devil's Golf Course Geology

The Devilís Golf Course is the best place to examine the salt pan or playa surface that makes up the floor of Death Valley. The floor of the valley is not truly flat and is actually composed of ...

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