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.
Death Valley National Park Waives Entrance Fees for MLK Day
The entrance fee to Death Valley National Park will be waived in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday on January 21, 2013. Take advantage of the valley's warm temperatures to visit the park and hike a canyon, climb a peak, or visit the newly remodeled Furnace Creek Visitor Center free of charge. All National Park units will waive entrance fees for the day. For more information on activities and programs in Death Valley NP, please call 760-786-3200 or see http://nps.gov/deva.
Did You Know?
In 1917, Death Valley recorded 52 days with temperatures over 120 degrees and 43 consecutive days over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The original long hot summer. More...