Death Valley National Park Sights

Racetrack

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Updated 05/04/2015

Fodor's Review

Getting here involves a 28-mile journey over a rough dirt road, but the reward is well worth the trip. Where else in the world do rocks move on their own? This phenomenon has baffled scientists for years, but in a paper published in August 2014, UC San Diego scientists proposed that freezing and melting water was causing giant rocks to "race" across the basin. You have to see this landscape to draw your own conclusions. The trek to the Racetrack can be made in a sedan, but beware—sharp rocks can slash tires; a truck or SUV with thick tires, high clearance, and a spare tire are suggested.

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27 miles west of Ubehebe Crater via dirt road, Death Valley National Park, California, 92328, United States

Updated 05/04/2015

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