This central California park is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places in the country. It's also one of the most beautiful—a place where sculptural canyons, undulating sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and a luminous sky abound.
The jet was flying through the famous Star Wars Canyon when it went down. The NPS says some visitors may have been injured.
Photographer Ian Tuttle visited Death Valley last week and asked tourists and locals about how they see the desert park faring a month into the government shutdown
How to turn Tinseltown into a mountain town
Hand-picked by Kate Siber, author of the new children's book 'National Parks of the USA'
A semi-detailed list of everything we know (and we still have plenty of questions) about possible public land closures starting tomorrow if the lights go out for the feds
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