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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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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Cave diving researcher in Devils Hole

Devils Hole

Incredibly deep, geothermally heated and swept by subterranean tsunamis, this odd water-filled cave in the desert is the lone habitat of a rare fish.

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historic house

Scotty's Castle

Death Valley Scotty told everyone that he built this castle in Death Valley with money from his "secret" gold mine. That was not quite the truth.

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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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In the narrows of Titus Canyon

Outdoor Activities

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

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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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