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Spring warmth is bringing out the wildflowers

Bright yellow flowers with long green stems cover the desert floor with mountains in the background.
Bright yellow desert gold is covering the desert in Panamint Valley.

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News Release Date: March 25, 2024

Contact: Nichole Andler, 760-786-3279

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – While a superbloom is not expected throughout Death Valley this year, some locations in the park such as Panamint Valley are blanketed with dense concentrations of bright wildflowers. One of the showiest flowers is desert gold, which has created brilliant patches of yellow blooms. Other wildflower hotspots include Ubehebe Crater and Dantes View. The park’s website has more information on wildflowers.

When enjoying wildflowers, remember to “stay on the trail and let wildflowers prevail”. If you are in a trailless area, walk on durable surfaces like rock and bare sand. Picking wildflowers is prohibited; removing flowers means fewer seeds and fewer future blooms to enjoy next year.

Whether you come to Death Valley for wildflowers, dark night skies, hiking, or history, plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. When parking along the road to take photos or to hike, be sure to pull completely onto the shoulder and watch for traffic. In the spring, a cool desert morning can turn into a hot afternoon, so bring plenty of water, salty snacks, a hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes. Use these tips to plan a safe trip, protect the wildflowers and capture some great memories. 

Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural resources, cultural resources, exceptional wilderness, scenery, and learning experiences within the nation’s largest conserved desert landscape and some of the most extreme climate and topographic conditions on the planet. Learn more at

Last updated: March 27, 2024

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