Things To Do


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.

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Many of the most famous places in the park can be visited by car. Don't miss these "must see" locations.

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Night Exploration

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

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Self-guided Star Wars Driving Tour

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

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Backcountry Driving

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

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Watch Sunrise or Sunset

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

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Visit Safely with a Pet

Learn Death Valley's pet regulations and how to enjoy the park with a pet.

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Download the NPS App before your trip

Enhance your Death Valley experience through the NPS App!

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Explore Nearby Attractions

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

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.

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

Ranger-guided nature walk at Salt Creek photo by Kurt Moses
Guided Tours

Enhance your experience of Death Valley by joining a ranger-guided tour, nature walk, patio talk, or night program.

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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!

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Explore campground options from primitive to full hook-up.


Last updated: June 6, 2024

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


760 786-3200

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