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.
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?
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.