Why are there so many dips in the roads at Death Valley Park? My guess is that it helps channel the rainwater?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Death Valley National Park, Auto/Motorcycle
9 years ago
69 Answers
12Helpful Answer Rating

You were very close in your answer! Death Valley National Park has the highest concentration of Alluvial Fans (click for more information), where deposits from canyon streams and flash floods spread out over a lower plain. The road system in Death Valley was built right over a lot of these fans, and the deposits from the fan create small hills for your car to travel over. This is Nature's way of keeping you below the speed limit!

9 years ago