Devils Golf Course
Crystallized salts compose the jagged
formations of this forbidding landscape.
Deposited by ancient salt lakes and shaped
by winds and rain, the crystals are forever
Listen carefully. On a warm day you may hear
a metallic cracking sound as the salt pinnacles
expand and contract.
The Death Valley saltpan is one of
the largest protected saltpans in
North America. Salt continues to
be deposited by recurring floods
that occasionally submerge the
lowest parts of the valley floor.
Delicate salt formations (right)
are hidden among the harsh and
rigid spires. Close inspection may
reveal the tiny salt structures.
Take care - one curious touch
can cause them to crumble.
Be careful! Walking on the Devils Golf
Course is very difficult. A fall could result
in painful cuts or even broken bones.