Alerts & Conditions


Park Closure


Road Closures

  • Upper Wildrose Road: OPEN beyond the Charcoal Kilns. High Clearance and 4WD recommended.
  • Harry Wade Road: OPEN Areas of deep sand. High Clearance and 4WD required.
  • 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. Open from Hwy 190 north to Ubehebe Crater Road.
  • West Side Road: OPEN. High Clearance and 4WD required.
  • Dantes View Road: CLOSED. Construction work. See below for more information.

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.


Road Maintenance Projects Information

Road Maintenance Includes Acoustic Research

The projects will allow the National Park Service to research the acoustic impacts of various pavement surfaces as well as extend the life of the pavement.

  • Up to 30-minute delays on roads this spring during road maintenance projects on Badwater Road, Beatty Cuttoff Road/Daylight Pass, and Mud Canyon Road.

  • Construction work is scheduled from January 30 through May 26, 2018.
  • Many parking lots will be half-closed for one day at a time.

Dantes View Closed for Upgrades

Death Valley National Park will soon be improving parking and viewing platforms at Dantes View.

  • The scenic viewpoint will be closed temporarily to public access from January 29th through May. (Closure at the Greenwater Valley road Junction, still allowing access to Greenwater Valley Road.)

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: April 13, 2018

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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