Death Valley National Park is home to the USA's driest, hottest and lowest locations.
Some of the mountains in the area also reach more than 11,000 feet in height and experience sub-zero conditions and snow.
The national park covers more than three million acres and is the largest in the whole of the United States.
Visitors to the park can enjoy a host of outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
Or why not visit one of the three visitor centres and learn more about the fascinating environment of the park.
Jared Ropelato, a photographer from Idaho, was on a week long photo journey through California and Nevada when he took the stunning photograph (below) at the Mesquite sand dunes.
Predominantly working with vibrant colour, Ropelato was hoping to photograph the stunning sunrises that can often be seen in the park.
But, he decided instead to watch his friend and fellow photographer Micah Rydman compose his own photograph.
It was then that he realised this was the shot that he was meant to capture despite the muted nature of the picture.
Talking about the park and his own experiences there, Ropelato says: "Death Valley National Park, what better place is there to get lost really?"
THE WORLD'S MOST EXTREME PLACES