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Road Information

Road Closures

Paved/Frontcountry Roads:

  • 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.
    • This does NOT affect access to Ubehebe Crater, Racetrack Road, or Big Pine Road: OPEN from Hwy 190 north to Ubehebe Crater Road.

Unpaved/Backcountry Roads:

  • Mosaic Canyon Road: CLOSED until 6/30/19 due to road construction.
  • Westside Road: OPEN

  • Big Pine / Death Valley Road: OPEN

  • Titus Canyon Road: OPEN 4x4 and high clearance

  • Upper Wildrose Road: High clearance recommended between end of pavement and Charcoal Kilns due to flood damage. CLOSED at Charcoal Kilns to Mahogany Flat due to snow and ice.
  • South Pass and North Pass into Saline Valley: OPEN with some snow and ice on the road.

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

Mosaic Canyon Road: Closed for major construction work on the adjacent Stovepipe Wells water tank and water line for an extended period of time.

  • Alternative scenic hikes include Grotto Canyon (may require four-wheel drive), Fall Canyon, and Golden Canyon.
  • Suggested alternative route around road closure (not a designated trail) adds an additional five miles to the hike (total 9 miles). You will not be hiking on a trail, but walking cross-country through rugged terrain, so please be careful of your footing. Please park at the Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station.

Pavement Preservation Project: A series of chip seal projects will take place in Death Valley National Park from January through April 2019. There will be occassional closures of parking lots and traffic delays. Work will include North Highway (aka Scotty's Castle Road), Stovepipe Wells, Emigrant Canyon, Wildrose, and Father Crowley.


  • Towne Pass Curve Correction: This is a major project and will involve traffic delays on CA-190 from just west of Emigrant Junction to just east of Towne Pass.
    • Start date yet to be determined (Potentially Spring 2019)
    • Expected completion date: NA
    • Traffic delays: not more than 20 minutes

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.

A group of runners along a paved road in a desert setting.
Runners along Highway 190.

NPS photo

Current Park Events

At various times throughout the year, permitted events are occurring within the park. Some of these events may cause traffic delays. Find out more about which events could potentially effect your visit:


Last updated: December 18, 2018

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


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