Death Valley National Park

Death Valley showing desert views and tranquil scenes as well as a small group of people
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See an American desert in this expansive, sweltering U.S. national park. Find birds, wildflowers and snow-capped mountains here as well.

Death Valley National Park is the continental United States’ largest park. It’s also the hottest, driest and lowest. Despite harsh conditions, the park’s more than 3 million acres (1.3 million hectares) aren’t simply desert plains. Find mountains, canyons, sand dunes, extinct volcanic craters and even palm trees and wildflowers.

In pioneer days before modern transportation allowed crossing the hot, dry expanse in an hour or two, the area truly was a valley of death. When temperatures reach 116 F (47 C) in the shade and 200 F (93 C) on sunny ground, heat exhaustion sets in quickly. Even if you won’t be hiking during your visit, have a full tank of gas and carry extra water for emergency needs.

Once you’re prepared for the conditions, enjoy the unusual scenery. Gaze across stretches of flat land noting waves of heat rising into the air with snow-capped mountains in the background. Look for small oases of vegetation where wildlife gather for water and food. Some ponds even have fish. This is the place to see roadrunners and coyotes. Over 300 bird species have been sighted in this large, varied terrain.

Hike here with appropriate caution. Conditions are best from October through April. Many trails are 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) or less over easy terrain. Badwater Salt Flat at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level is North America’s lowest location. Natural Bridge Canyon ends at a dry waterfall. For adventurous hiking, make your own path to buttes, arches and even icy peaks in winter. Try backpacking, biking and backcountry camping in this challenging terrain.

Ranger-led activities offer good choices. Check availability of paleontology tours, moonlit hikes and night sky viewing through telescopes.

Learn more about the area’s geology and history at Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Scotty’s Castle and Visitor Center. Some may remember the television show Death Valley Days. Visit the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch to learn about the reality of the mining period in Death Valley.

Like other national parks in the U.S., Death Valley National Park offers affordable and exciting adventures for all types of travelers.

Top Trending Hotels Near Death Valley National Park

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
The price is £211 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this golf resort in Death Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a golf course. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,627 reviews)
"Good location for travelling."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
Stovepipe Wells Village
Stovepipe Wells Village
3 out of 5
51880 CA-190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Death Valley. Enjoy on-site parking, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attraction Death Valley National Park ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (8 reviews)
"Well-managed. Staff was very friendly. Enjoyed the stay."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Stovepipe Wells Village
The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
4 out of 5
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
Fully refundable
The price is £381 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Death Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (696 reviews)
"We visited off season and most of the hotel was closed. Thoroughly enjoyed the facilty without crowds. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Star gazing on the terrace was amazing. The spring fed pool was a great pitstop after 2 long days in the car."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Panamint Springs Resort
Panamint Springs Resort
2.5 out of 5
40440 Highway 190, Panamint Springs, CA
The price is £30 per night from 2 Jul to 3 Jul
Panamint Springs Resort
The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
The price is £211 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
Stovepipe Wells Village
Stovepipe Wells Village
3 out of 5
51880 CA-190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
Stovepipe Wells Village
The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
4 out of 5
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
The price is £381 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
The Inn at Death Valley – Inside the Park
The Ranch at Death Valley
The Ranch at Death Valley
2.5 out of 5
CA-190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
The Ranch at Death Valley
Longstreet Inn & Casino
Longstreet Inn & Casino
3 out of 5
4400 South Highway 373, Amargosa Valley, NV, 89020
The price is £101 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Longstreet Inn & Casino
Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
Beatty, NV
The price is £219 per night from 22 Jul to 23 Jul
Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
Amargosa Opera House
Amargosa Opera House
2.5 out of 5
HR-C 608 Death Valley Junction, Death Valley, CA, 92328
The price is £92 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Amargosa Opera House
Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Amargosa Valley, NV
The price is £117 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.