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.
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?
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 a reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken, the world record hottest air temperature. More...