Death Valley Geology
The Mystery of the Racetrack Playa
The level surface of this parched basin provides the backdrop for one of Death Valley's most intriguing geological puzzles, the mysterious sliding rocks of ...
Fire & Water - Ubehebe Crater
... searing basaltic magma rose upward. A fault along the western base of Tin Mountain, ...
Here, steep, elongate
mountain ranges alternate with flat, arid, desert valleys in a pattern that ...
Beneath the dark shadows of the Black Mountains, a great, extraordinarily flat expanse of shimmering white spreads out before you. You are at Badwater, ...
Mosaic Canyon's polished marble walls are carved from the Noonday Dolomite and other Precambrian carbonate rocks. These rock formations...
Like pages in a book, its rocks tell tales of ancient times when a lake once covered ...
Rising almost halfway up the steep mountain front of the Panamints are great aprons of rocky debris that spread out toward the deep ...
Sand Dunes in Death Valley
Less than one percent of the desert is covered with dunes, yet the shadowed ripples and stark, graceful
curves define ...
Walk Through Time
The sample rocks in this tour are only "some" of the major geologic formations ...
Mesquite dunes, Stovepipe Wells