Lowest to Highest Route Death Valley
Badwater Basin, CA, USA
Mt. Whitney, CA, USA
With temperatures that can reach 130 °F (54 °C) Death Valley is the hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States. The route from Badwater to the top of Mount Whitney connects the lowest point, 282 feet below sea level with the driest, hottest place in the United States. The two places are only 80 miles apart but the course’s cumulative elevation gain exceeds 19,000 feet (5,800 m).