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.

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.

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.

Backpackers in Marble Canyon


Cross country adventures for a true wilderness experience.

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

A ranger silhouette stands in front of a milky way, starry backdrop.

Night Sky Information

Half the park is after dark! Learn about Death Valley's night sky viewing opportunities.

Two robots are surrounded by a few people filming them in a desert landscape.

Star Wars Auto Tour

Learn about the different locations in the park where Star Wars was filmed and how to visit them.

Warm, pink, sunrise light on distant desert mountains.

Sunrise and Sunset Spots

Looking for the best places to see the sunrise or sunset in the park? Here are our recommendations!

A runner on a dirt road, set in a dramatic desert setting, with multi-hued rocks, distant mountains.


Visiting the park and looking for a place to take a run? The park can be a very challenging place, but here are some great options!

Historic sites, ghost towns, refuges and more!

Nearby Attractions

Manzanar National Historic Site, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Rhyolite Ghost Town, and more!

A hiker walks a dog on leash down a dirt road surrounded by badland hills.

Pets in the Park

Where you can take your pet during your visit to the park.

Last updated: November 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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