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.
Full Moon Festivals
Experience the wonder of full moon in Death Valley. Walk with a Ranger in moonlit canyons, on looming sand dunes or sparkling salt flats. View the details of the moon's surface through telescopes. Be amazed by tales of nocturnal wildlife and hear lunar myths and stories from around the world.
See the weekly Ranger Programs schedule for special Full Moon activities when you visit during these full moons:
November 17, 2013
December 17, 2013
January 15, 2014
February 14, 2014
March 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
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...