Devilish-Sounding Destinations Photo Gallery

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Goldrushers on their way to the coast named this barren stretch of southern California Death Valley. And for good reason: temperatures in the valley are among the hottest ever recorded on Earth.  
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Goblin Valley's unique rock sculptures, carved out by wind and water, evoke naughty goblins engaging in mischief amid the Utah park's rocky spires and canyons.  
Credit: courtesy, Utah Office of Tourism 
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Named for its fallow clay-rich soil, South Dakota's Badlands National Park is known for its spectacular colors, which alternate from dark blue coal stria to bright red scoria.  
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Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, may have a sinister-sounding name, but the translation from the Algonquin Indians is Manitou, or great spirit. View the 500-foot quartzite bluffs towering above the 360-acre lake and you'll see why.  
Credit: courtesy, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
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The trees in Arizona's Petrified Forest aren't scared—they're fossils. Created by mineral-rich water flowing through buried trees, the tissues of a dead plant are replaced with minerals.  
Credit: courtesy, National Park Service 
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Rising out of the Wyoming sands like a Tower of Babel, Devil's Tower is a 1,267-foot monolith created as erosion stripped away the softer surrounding rock layers, allowing the tower to emerge from the ground.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
 
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