Death Valley National Park lies mainly in California's Inyo County, east of the Southern Sierra Nevada. It's a little over 2 hours from Las Vegas, 4 hours from Los Angeles.
For a short period before dawn you can see the approaching sunrise color descending toward the earth in the sky, while the sky below is still in the cool, blue shadow of the earth's horizon. This effect is maximized directly opposite the soon to be rising sun. Sometimes features in the landscape such as distant ridges and mountain ranges can exhibit that cool lighting, while the sky beyond has those first warm rays of the sun.
Death Valley's Telescope Peak awaits the warm light of the oncoming sunrise, slowly descending in the desert sky above.