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.
Public Invited to Devils Hole Hike and Junior Ranger Activities
Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 2.5 guided tour from the Point of Rocks boardwalk in Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge to Devils Hole, an external unit of the National Park Service.
Hikes will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 12 noon. The program will focus on the desert pupfish and natural history of Ash Meadows and Devils Hole. Pupfish have an amazing survival story, living in warm spring waters in harsh climates. Come and explore the history, natural history, and geology of the area as you hike, and begin to unravel the mysteries that lie within the ancient rocks. The hike to Devils Hole is one way. Hikers must arrange for their own shuttle to return to Point of Rocks afterward.
A Junior Ranger program will take place at 11:30 am, also meeting at the Point of Rocks and walking to Kings Pool. Participants will receive a Death Valley National Park Junior Ranger book, where upon completion it can be taken to the visitor center in Death Valley to get a Junior Ranger badge.
Reservations are required to participate in the hike to Devils Hole. Those coming only to the Junior Ranger program are not required to register. e-mail us or 775-372-5435.
Bring water and lunch to enjoy along the way. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and a hat for sun protection.
Did You Know?
Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope.