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 NP to Host Star Party
Death Valley National Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 as part of Death Valley National Park's Dark Night Sky series. The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Harmony Borax Works, about a mile north of the Furnace Creek Ranch on Highway 190. Two night sky tours will be presented, one at 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Like all ranger programs, the event is free of charge to all park visitors.
The program will consist of night sky viewing through telescopes.NPS Rangers will point out constellations and explain celestial phenomena in easy to understand language.Visitors can come and go throughout the evening as they would like.
Come enjoy the crystal clear desert skies in Death Valley National Park...a rare treasure. Wear warm clothes and bring a red lens or cellophane to cover your flashlight and protect your night vision from bright lights. For additional information please contact Carrie Hearn at 760-786-3299or visit our listing of ranger programs on the website at http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/tours.htm.
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...