Road Through Mountain Artist Drive Death Valley Stock Photo 136314707Arid Climate,Barren,California,Clear Sky,Color Image,Consumerproduct,Curve,Day,Death Valley Desert,Death Valley National Park,Depression,Desert,Great Basin,Horizontal,Landscape,No People,Outdoors,Photography,Physical Geography,Road,Scenics,Sun,Sunny,The Way Forward,USA,Vanishing PointPhotographer joSonCollection: Stone joSon/joson photo llc.The Death Valley National Park is located primarily in the Southern California Desert, with a small portion extending into Nevada. Death Valley is one of the hottest places in the world. Air temperatures over 120 °F (49 °C) are common during the summer months of June, July, August and September. The record high in the park was recorded in 1913 at a blazing 134 °F (57 °C). This is second only to a 136 °F (58 °C) temperature taken in Libya in 1922.