Death Valley National Park
I love the folds in the badlands around Zabriskie Point, especially shortly after sunrise. These are the eroded sediments from a lake that disappeared 5 million years ago. You won't have this place to yourself, but you can find something of interest in almost any direction.
Zabriskie Badlands, Death Valley National Park
The first light on the badlands at Zabriskie Point. Erosion caused by infrequent but heavy rains creates the gullies in the badlands surrounding Zabriskie Point.
Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park
The name comes from the mesquite tree, which grew here before the dunes formed. Creosote bushes grow between the dunes. Star Dune is in the distance.