Snow-dusted Telescope Peak rises above Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.
In Death Valley National Park, snow-dusted Telescope Peak (11,043 ft) rises high above Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America (282 feet below sea level). Inyo County, California, USA. Cresting the Panamint Range, Telescope Peak has one of the greatest vertical rises above local terrain of any mountain in the contiguous United States. Its summit rises 11,325 feet above Badwater Basin in about 15 miles, and about 10,000 feet above the floor of Panamint Valley in about 8 miles, to the west.Add to Lightbox Download