Outdoor Activities

Death Valley is a vast national park with over three million acres of designated Wilderness and hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. The park contains an amazing variety of terrain, historic sites, plants and animals for outdoor adventurers to explore.
It is your responsibility to leave no trace of your visit so everyone can enjoy Death Valley for generations to come.

Park visitors enjoy sightseeing


Many of the most famous places in the park can be seen by car. Don't miss these "must see" points. Photo: Kurt Moses

Hikers beneath Manly Beacon on the Gower Gulch Loop


From deep canyons to salt flats, sand dunes, and desert peaks, Death Valley is a hiker's paradise.

Camping can bring friends and family together.


Death Valley has a variety of campgrounds from primitive to full hook-up.

A family of three walks through a golden-hued, steep-walled canyon.


This winning image of the 2017 #hikedeathvalley art contest was taken by Suzi Hasni of her family walking in Golden Canyon.

Backpackers in Marble Canyon


Cross country adventures for a true wilderness experience.

Jeeps drive through the Titus Canyon Narrows

Backcountry Roads

Death Valley has hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. From two-tracks to graded surfaces, there's something for all skill levels.

Geologist's Cabin in Butte Valley

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry roads lead to unbeatable camp experiences. Photo - Neal Nurmi



Death Valley is one of the most impressive ornithological biomes in the National Park System

Biker in 20 Mule Team Canyon

Road and Mountain Biking

Hundreds of miles of of dirt roads provide awesome mountain biking. Paved roads have narrow shoulders. Photo: Kurt Moses

Last updated: February 9, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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