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.
Death Valley National Park maps available from Harpers Ferry Center. For backcountry trip planning we recommend either the Tom Harrison "Death Valley National Park Recreation Map", or the National Geographic "Death Valley National Parks Illustrated" map. These maps are available from the Death Valley Natural History Association.
Order U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps online. Use the "Map Locator."
VisitCalifornia.com state regional maps with access routes to Death Valley National Park.
Did You Know?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...