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.
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.
Many of the most famous places in the park can be visited by car. Don't miss these "must see" locations.
Half the park is after dark! Learn about Death Valley's night sky viewing opportunities.
Enhance your experience of Death Valley by joining a ranger-guided tour, nature walk, patio talk, or night program.
Download the NPS App before your trip
Enhance your Death Valley experience through the NPS App!
Death Valley has a variety of campgrounds from primitive to full hook-up.
From deep canyons to salt flats, sand dunes, and desert peaks, Death Valley is a hiker's paradise.
Cross country adventures for a true wilderness experience.
Road and Mountain Biking
Hundreds of miles of of dirt roads provide awesome mountain biking. Paved roads have narrow shoulders. Photo: Kurt Moses
Self-guided Star Wars Driving Tour
Learn about the different locations in the park where Star Wars was filmed and how to visit them.
Death Valley has hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. From two-tracks to graded surfaces, there's something for all skill levels.
Watch Sunrise or Sunset
Looking for the best places to see sunrise or sunset in the park? Here are our recommendations!
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!
Explore Nearby Attractions
Manzanar National Historic Site, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Rhyolite Ghost Town, and more!
Visit Safely with a Pet
Learn Death Valley's pet regulations and how to enjoy the park with a pet.
Last updated: November 15, 2023