EXTREME SUMMER HEAT
Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »
Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic.
Be A Junior Ranger
Want to have fun while exploring Death Valley?
Here are the things you will need to do:
Once you finish your booklet, bring it to a visitor center or ranger station. A Park Ranger will check your booklet and you will receive your official Junior Ranger Badge. Once you're done, you can also buy a Junior Ranger Patch at the Visitor Center bookstore.
JUST FOR FUN, try one of the Junior Ranger activities. Print this Word Search (104 KB PDF File) and see if you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger.
Why not join a Park Ranger for a Junior Ranger Program during the fall, winter or spring seasons? Stop by the Visitor Center at Furnace Creek or Scotty's Castle to check on times and locations.
Did You Know?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...