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    National Park CA,NV

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    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.

Guided Tours

ranger-guided walk
photo by bob greenburg

Ranger Guided Programs
During the main visitor season, November to April, Park Rangers lead a variety of walks and talks. The Ranger Programs Schedule changes each week. Additional programs may be presented at other times, ask at the Visitor Center for more information.

Scotty's Castle House Tours
Guided living history tours of the main house interior are conducted daily 365 days a year, 7 days a week. The interior of the house is a working museum.

Scotty's Castle Underground Tour
This tour focuses on the technology that Mr. Johnson used in building and living in his castle.

Lower Vine Ranch Tours
Death Valley Scotty actually lived at the Lower Vine Ranch rather than at Scotty's Castle. Although the Lower Vine is usually closed to the public, this winter there will be Ranger-led tours on select dates.

Full Moon Festivals
See Death Valley in a different light! The desert becomes magical under the glow of the moon. Each month in the cooler seasons you can join a ranger on special programs to celebrate the full moon.

Paleontology Tours
View several million year old fossil mammal tracks. Although this fragile paleontological resource area is usually closed to the public, there will be three Ranger-led tours on selected dates.

Did You Know?

The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 a reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken, the world record hottest air temperature. More...