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.
Horse & Stock Use
Stock use is not common in Death Valley National Park due to the harshness of the terrain and the lack of available water. Most stock use occurs along backcountry dirt roads or in the open wilderness terrain off of the Harry Wade road in the southern portion of the park.
Only horses, mules, burros, llamas, and alpacas are recognized as appropriate stock in Death Valley National Park.
Manure & Waste
Did You Know?
The salt pan on the floor of Death Valley covers more than 200 square miles. It is 40 miles long and more than 5 miles wide.