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 Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice
The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.
Mining in Death Valley
Boom & Bust
Death Valley National Park was established in 1994, enlarging the park by 1.3 million acres. The park also assumed jurisdiction over hundreds of additional unpatented mining claims.
Death Valley's Last Mine
The park’s Resources Management Division continues to review the status of 19 patented mining claim groups and less than 10 unpatented mining claims while insuring that federal guidelines are followed and the park’s resources are being protected.
Did You Know?
The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...