Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,danger ,, EXTREME SUMMER HEAT Expect high temperatures of 100°F to over 120°F (38°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 ASAP!

Park Closure

Road Closures

  • West Side Road: Open, but high clearance and 4WD recommended.
  • Lower Wildrose Road: Closed between the Wildrose Campground and Panamint Valley Road.
  • Scotty's Castle Road: Open from CA-190 to Ubehebe Crater Road. Closed into Grapevine Canyon (Bonnie Claire Road) due to flood damage. No access to Scotty's Castle or NV-267. Racetrack Road, Ubehebe Crater, and Mesquite Spring Campground are not affected by this closure.
  • 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: April 4, 2017

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


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