Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert and is the largest national park in the USA. Over 130 miles long and 12 miles wide, the baron desert and rocky ridge landscape of Death Valley sits on the east side of the Sierra Mountains. Funeral Mountains, Coffin Peak, Hell’s Gate, Starvation Canyon and Dead Man Pass are just some of the illuminating features of Death Valley National Park. Named to reflect the troubles and misfortunes of the pioneers who mined, travelled and lived in the area during the end of the last century, today the haunting names contradict this place of exquisite beauty. See the colourful rocks, a diverse range of wildlife and relics from a hundred and fifty year history that gives an insight into the harsh life of the early settlers.