Timing is everything, and now is the right time of year to visit the hottest place on earth. Death Valley National Park. This is the driest and lowest place in North America, and while summertime temperatures may reach over 120 degrees, November’s temperatures are in the very comfortable 70s. Perfect for a hike through this national park’s varied terrain from salt flats, sand dunes, rugged canyons and mountains, and vast valleys. With over three million acres of designated wilderness and hundreds of miles of backcountry roads, it’s an ideal place to explore the outdoors away from the crowds.