Updated 01/27/2023 at 10:00 am PST
Death Valley Road Status— Open Roads (paved)
— Closed Roads
— Dirt Roads: All backcountry roads have areas of moderate to severe damage due to summer floods. Some areas are impassable and many roads have not yet been assessed. Travel not recommended.
--- Hiking Trails
Roads & Locations
Many areas of the park were heavily impacted, damaged, or closed following record rainfall in August. While some roads have reopened, additional flooding in September re-closed many roads. Thank you for your patience as crews work hard to clear debris, rebuild roads, and open additional areas over the coming months.
Due to recent flooding events, visitors should expect additional hazards and roads in far worse condtion than stated in the Backcountry and Wilderness Access Map. Many areas have not been assessed for damage. Some areas are impassable - do not plan on through-travel.
ROADS OUTSIDE THE PARK
OPEN: Furnace Creek*, Emigrant, Wildrose, Texas Spring, Stovepipe Wells, Sunset, Eureka Dunes Primitive, Saline Valley Primitive
OPEN: Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, daily. This includes pass sales, information, bookstore, exhibits and the park film.
Resorts: Lodging, Food, and Fuel
Food options are available and gas stations are open. Please contact each of these private businesses directly for the most up to date information on their operations:
There are no scheduled commercial flights to airports within Death Valley National Park. Pilots with their own aircraft may use the airports. There is NO aircraft fuel available at either airport.
Fees & Passes
Entrance fees or a valid National Park pass are required. Death Valley National Park does not require an advanced entry reservation or pass to enter the park; park fees may be paid upon arrival. Most vendors are only accepting credit/debit cards at this time; we strongly encourage cash users to obtain a pre-paid credit card prior to your arrival.
The Death Valley Weather & Climate page includes current conditions, forecasts and radar images.
Park Status during COVID-19
Indoor Masking: The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners is our number one priority. In areas the CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Use the COVID-19 Community Level Tool and search for Inyo County to determine current community status. You may also call the Furnace Creek Visitor Center at: 760-786-3200 for current indoor masking requirements.
Last updated: January 27, 2023