Devil's Golf Course - Death Valley National Forest
Location : Badwater basin, Death Valley National Forest
Tree Cover : No treecover. Sunscreen recommended.
Parking : Parking near trailhead, click here.
Note : It is a good idea to carry water.
Note : Death valley gets pretty hot in summer so carry plenty of water with you.
Crystallized salts compose the jagged formations of this forbidding landscape. Deposited by ancient salt lakes and shaped by winds and rain, the crystals are forever changing. If you listen carefully on a quiet and warm day you may hear a metallic cracking sound as the salt pinnacles expand and contract.
The Death Valley saltpan is one of the largest protected saltpans in North America. Salt continues to be deposited by recurring floods that occasionally submerge the lowest part of the valley floor.
Delicate and beautiful salt formations are hidden among the harsh and rigid spires. Close inspection may reveal the tiny salt structures. Take care - one curious touch can cause them to crumble.
Be careful! Walking on the Devil's Golf Course is very difficult. A fall could result in painful cuts or even broken bones.
Hope you plan your visit to Death valley soon and see for yourself how amazing it is in its own way.