Traveling by Car
Due to historic floods in August 2023, many roads in the park remain closed. Always check our conditions page for the most up to date information about Death Valley roads.
There are three gas stations in the park:
Dirt Road Entrances
Many dirt roads enter the park. Popular entrances include: Wildrose Canyon Road, Harry Wade Road, Titus Canyon Road, Death Valley/Big Pine Road, and Saline Valley Road. See the Death Valley Backcountry and Wilderness Access Map for a list of roads and general road conditions.
Using GPS Navigation
DO NOT DEPEND ONLY ON YOUR VEHICLE GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
Map coordinates for Furnace Creek Visitor Center are: N 36°27.70, W 116°52.00
Many of Death Valley's roads were built in the 1930s. They are narrow and serpentine and cannot be driven at high speed. The most dangerous thing in Death Valley is not the heat - it is the single car rollover.
Cell phones do not work in most areas of Death Valley National Park and wifi is only available for purchase at the Furnace Creek Ranch (Hotel).
Travel on the park's hundreds of miles of backcountry roads requires the correct type of vehicle for the road conditions, tools and replacement parts for your vehicle, and experience driving on rough dirt, gravel and 4-wheel drive roads. Backcountry travel in the summer months (April through mid-October), can be dangerous and requires additional water and supplies and knowledge of how to survive if your vehicle becomes disabled in desert summer conditions!
Last updated: December 26, 2023