Death Valley, CA

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Death Valley

Discover the geological wonders of North America’s hottest and lowest national park, packed with raw, wild and untouched landscapes ripe for exploring.

In Death Valley National Park the temperatures can soar to a blistering 120 F (49 C) and the lowest point is marked at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level. With about 3.4 million acres (14,000 square kilometers) of wilderness, this is the largest American national park outside Alaska. Venture into the park’s interior to experience some of the most mesmerizing landscapes on the planet. Drive, hike or cycle past rolling sand dunes, jagged canyons, rocky deserts, delicate oases and fields of wildflowers.

Begin at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center to learn about the park, explore the small museum and plan your adventures. Drive to Devil’s Golf Course, a wide expanse of rock salt carved by wind into sharp spires, before continuing on to Badwater Basin, a bizarre terrain of salt flats marking the park’s lowest point. Continue your tour along the scenic Artists Drive, a 9-mile (14-kilometer) loop weaving through pink and gold hills.

Stop at Death Valley’s most famous viewpoint, Zabriskie Point. Be amazed by the surreal landscape stretching before you. Arrive at dawn or sunset to witness a fantasy-like swirl of colors and shadows. Zabriskie Point is also the starting point for the Badlands Loop, a popular hiking trail. Stop at Dante’s View, 5,475 feet (1,669 meters) high, which offers panoramic vistas across the Badwater Basin.

Experience the human side of Death Valley at the Harmony Borax Works, a long-abandoned town that once hosted a flourishing borax mining community. Learn more about the park’s original inhabitants and the Timbisha Shoshone American Indian tribe members who still inhabit the region.

Visiting Death Valley needs pre-planning. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the best starting point. There is a weekly fee to enter the park. The fantastical land that is Death Valley National Park receives some of the sun’s most blistering rays. Carry plenty of water and sunscreen when exploring.

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 $199 per night from May 25 to May 26
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 our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,685 reviews)
"I liked the pool very much and the nice and quiet balkon in the room. I didn't like the food and its prices for very little. The buffet was a disgrace the day we were there."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
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 $364 per night from May 30 to May 31
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 our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (684 reviews)

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

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
Stay at this hotel in Death Valley. Popular attractions Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Golden Canyon Trailhead are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Convenient location but no sound proofing
"Located in Death Valley, it's easy to visit many places; it's the best reason to stay at this place. Cleanliness is decent. One annoyance is that there is apparently no sound proofing whatsoever that I constantly heard people walking up and down the staircase, TV from an adjacent room, people talking ..."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

The Ranch at Death Valley
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Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Amargosa Valley, NV
The price is $70 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this vacation home in Amargosa Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Discover genuine guest reviews for Glamping outside of Death ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
a cute little place
"the place is cute. Everyone is just as described in the listing. We enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Glamping outside of Death Valley National Park
Pahrump RV Park & Lodging
Pahrump RV Park & Lodging
2 out of 5
101 South Linda Street, Pahrump, NV, 89048
The price is $75 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this campground in Pahrump. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (329 reviews)
"I just use it to sleep but the rv is really nice and clean"

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Pahrump RV Park & Lodging
Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
Beatty, NV
The price is $159 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Beatty. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and fenced yards. Popular attractions Beatty Museum and Historical Society ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Great stay for two nights
"My family of 5 had a great two-night stay at the property while visiting Death Valley NP. The house is very clean and well stocked, and we got all we need. Would definitely use again if in the area."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Death Valley Gateway -Suite B
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