Hottest, Driest, Lowest

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.


daily weather and road conditions

Morning Report

Death Valley's Morning Report has the daily weather forecast, yesterday's temperatures and current road conditions. 50kb PDF

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Death Valley Flood Recovery

Death Valley Flood Recovery

Death Valley is recovering from 3 massive storms. While most of the park is open & ready for you to explore, the Scotty's Castle area remains closed.

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Ranger programs

Guided Tours

Enhance your experience of Death Valley by joining a ranger guided tour, nature hike, patio talk or night program.

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park newspaper

Visitor Guide

Death Valley National Park's seasonal newspaper will help you make the most of your visit. 3.02 MB PDF.

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In the narrows of Titus Canyon

Outdoor Activities

Explore the wild side: Hiking, Backpacking, Four-wheeling, Mountain Biking, Birdwatching

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Hike Death Valley 2015

Hike Death Valley

Go hiking, earn a collectible decal!

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Cultural history of Death Valley exhibit

Death Valley Virtual Museum

This exhibit showcases Death Valley National Park and its collections that tell the stories of people drawn to this land of startling and stark beauty

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