Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,danger ,, EXTREME SUMMER HEAT Expect high temperatures of 110°F - over 120°F (43°C to over 49°C). Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid hiking (after 10 am). Travel prepared to survive. In the case of a heat related illness, get to a cool place and seek help as soon as possible

Park Closure

Road Closures

  • West Side Road: Open. 4WD recommended.
  • Harry Wade Road: Open. Areas of deep sand. High Clearance and 4WD required.
  • Titus Canyon Road: Closed due to flood damage.
  • Big Pine/Death Valley Road: Closed due to flood damage.
  • Mesquite Spring Campground: Closed due to flood damage.
  • Scotty's Castle Road/North Highway: Closed into Grapevine Canyon (Bonnie Claire Road) due to flood damage. No access to Scotty's Castle or NV-267.
  • Keane Wonder Road and Mine: Closed due to mine safety hazards.

Road Conditions
For backcountry roads, the standard conditions are of various qualities from 2wd to extreme 4x4 routes. Many roads are very remote and road conditions can change without notice. For the most up to date backcountry road information and conditions, please visit Death Valley Road Conditions on Facebook.


Roads Outside the Park

Dark mountains draped in ominous clouds at sunrise.

NPS - Kurt Moses

Current Weather Conditions

Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


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