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Death Valley

Guide Summer 2019

brochure Death Valley - Guide Summer 2019

Summer edition of the Visitor Guide for Death Valley National Park (NP) in Nevada and California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Summer Death Valley National Park Visitor Guide Auto touring on Artists Drive (NPS/Hoerner) Welcome to Your Death Valley Summer Adventure Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth, with a recorded temperature of 134° F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. Recently, 2017 and 2018 claimed the hottest average temperatures in Death Valley history! Exploring safely in the summer means being inside or going up in elevation. Whether checking out the visitor center exhibits or movie, auto touring with the A/C on, or getting to the higher elevations of the park, the summer is all about staying cool and safe. Planning a Summer Visit Furnace Creek Visitor Center Get out of the heat and enjoy the A/C while you explore exhibits, watch the 20 minute park film, speak with park rangers, shop at the bookstore, or grab a snack. Become a Junior Ranger What’s Inside? Death Valley Invasive Burros Burros are an introduced species to Death Valley, whose numbers rise exponentially without management. They are invasive They are not naturally supposed to be here. The invasive burros you see today are the descendents of animals introduced into the environment by humans over the last 150 years. They destroy water sources for other animals Stop by the Furnace Creek Visitor Center to get a junior ranger They stomp around and make a mess of fragile spring habitats. They also don’t let other animals get near the springs. They over browse booklet. Complete the indoor sensitive plant species, some of which only exist in these small habitats. activities and earn a junior ranger badge! Higher Elevations/ Mountains Safety & Rules ........................ 3 (Deutsch, Français, Italiano) Park Map...........................4 & 5 Support Your Park.................... 6 Night Sky & Hiking.................. 7 Visitor Services........................ 8 Do not approach them or exit your vehicle It can be dangerous, as they can be mean and aggressive, especially when defending young. Watch for them near and in the roadways Explore the mountains of Death Valley — the Panamint Range can be accessed via a paved road and visitors will find much cooler temperatures. They stand in the roads and won’t budge. Proceed carefully around them without exiting your vehicle. Enjoy an Auto Tour Sometimes the vast landscapes are best viewed from a distance, and in the summer, from the A/C! Explore Death Valley via paved roads in the summer to stay safe and enjoy the beauty. Places to see are listed on page 3 of this guide. What To See............................. 2 Do not leave unsecured food in your campsite Feral Burros in the road (NPS/Hoerner) When camping at Wildrose Campground, Saline Valley Campground or some places in the backcountry, burros are present. They can destroy your tent or vehicle to access food and make a mess. Please do NOT feed them. Feral burro damage to a sensitive spring habitat. Water is rare in the desert and these spring sources are vital to native animals survival. (NPS/Sloan) Death Valley Visitor Guide 1 Things To See Looking for the must-see spots? Check out the options below and the map on PAGE 4 for location information for these popular places 1 - 2 Hours — The do-not-miss list for a visit to Death Valley! Place Name Badwater Basin Artists Drive Description The lowest point in North America, at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level, a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. • Sunset spot A scenic loop drive through multi-hued hills. The 9 mile (14.5 km) drive is one-way; open to vehicles less than 25 ft (7.6 m) in total length. • Sunset spot Golden colored badlands and a spectacular spot for sunrise. Zabriskie Point • Sunset & Sunrise spot Walking Required? Travel from Furnace Creek You can see the salt 17 mi (27 km) south on flat from your vehicle. Badwater Road A short walk takes 30 minutes one way you onto the salt flats. Enjoy the views from your vehicle. A short stop at Artists Palette requires exiting your vehicle. A 1/4 mi (400 m) distance, 60 ft (18 m) elevation gain walk up a paved path to the viewpoint from the parking area. Entrance to the one way road is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) south on Badwater Road 15 minutes one way to entrance 4.8 mi (7.7 km) east on Highway 190 15 minutes one way Extra few hours — Stop at one of these unique spots! Place Name Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Dantes View Keane Wonder Mine Description Tawny dunes smoothly rise nearly 100 ft (30 m) from Mesquite Flat. • Sunset & Sunrise spot Walking Required? Travel from Furnace Creek The dunes can be viewed from your vehicle. 22.4 mi (36 km) west on Highway 190 Breathtaking viewpoint over 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above Death Valley. It was updated No walking required. ADA accessible in spring 2018 — check out viewing platform. the new exhibits! • Sunset spot Historic gold mine with an intact aerial tramway. Please do not climb on structures or enter mines. Road can be very rough and requires 4x4. 30 minutes one way 12 mi (19 km) east on Highway 190; 13.2 mi (21 km) on Dantes View Road 1 hour one way 10.6 mi (17 km) west A 1/4 mi (400 m) on Highway 190; distance, 85 ft (25 m) elevation gain walk 5.6 mi (9 km) on Beatty Cutoff Road to the from the parking area unpaved, rough road to the lowest tram terminal. 35 minutes one way Half Day Adventures — Add these longer adventures to see different parts of the park! Place Name Description Ubehebe Crater Hundreds of years ago, a massive volcanic explosion caused by magma mixing with an underground spring left a 600 ft (183 m) deep crater. Charcoal Kilns Father Crowley Vista Point Walking Required? Travel from Furnace Creek The view is a short 100 ft (30 m) walk from your vehicle. 17.1 mi (27.5 km) west on Highway 190; 33.4 mi (53.8 km) on North Highway to Ubehebe Crater Road 1.5 hours one way These ten beehive-shaped structures are among the best preserved in the west. Built in 1876 to provide fuel to process silver/lead ore. The kilns can be viewed from your vehicle. A landscape of dark lava flows and volcanic cinders gives way to colorful layers of Rainbow Canyon. Possible viewing of military training flights. A view into Rainbow Canyon is a short walk from your vehicle. 33.6 mi (54 km) west on Highway 190; 28.2 mi (45.4 km) on Emigrant Canyon Road 2 mi (3 km) are gravel 1.5 hours one way 62.8 mi (101 km) west on Highway 190 1.5 hours one way S c o t t y ’s C a s t l e i s C L O S E D d u e t o f l o o d d a m a g e — R E O P E N I N G 2 0 2 0 2 Death Valley Visitor Guide (Photos/NPS/Weston Kessler) Safety & Park Rules ENGLISH DEUTSCH FRANÇAIS ITALIANO Safety Sicherheit Sécurité Sicurezza yyWater: Drink at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per day. Carry plenty of extra drinking water in your car. yyWasser: Trinken Sie mindestens vier Liter Wasser pro Tag. Führen Sie immer noch zusätzliches Trinkwasser im Auto mit sich. yyBoire de l’eau: Buvez du moins un gallon (4 litres) d’eau par jour. Apportez beaucoup d’eau potable supplémentaire dans votre voiture. yyHitze & Flüssigkeitsverlust: Wenn Sie sich schwindelig fühlen, Ihnen übel ist oder Sie Kopfschmerzen bekommen, gehen Sie sofort aus der Sonne und trinken Sie reichlich Wasser. Feuchten Sie Ihre Kleidung an, um Ihre Körpertemperatur zu senken. Hitze und Flüssigkeitsverlust können tödlich sein. yyLa chaleur et la déshydratation: Si vous ressentez des étourdissements, des nausées, ou des maux de tête, mettez-vous à l’abri du soleil et buvez beaucoup d’eau. Humectez des vêtements afin de baisser votre température corporelle. La chaleur et la déshydratation peuvent vous tuer. yyAcqua: Bevete almeno un gallone (4 litri) d’acqua ogni giorno. Portate più acqua nella vostra macchina in modo da averne abbastanza se finite l’acqua che portate con voi. yyFahren im Sommer: Bleiben Sie auf befestigten Straßen. Wenn Ihr Auto liegenbleibt, bleiben Sie vor Ort und warten Sie, bis Hilfe kommt. Seien Sie vorbereitet: nehmen Sie immer reichlich Wasser in Ihrem Auto mit. yyLa conduite en été: Restez sur les routes pavées. Si votre voiture tombe en panne, restez là jusqu’à ce que les secours arrivent. Soyez prêt; apportez beaucoup d’eau supplémentaire. yyHeat and dehydration: If you feel dizzy, nauseous or have a headache, get out of the sun immediately and drink plenty of water. Dampen your clothing to lower body temperature. Heat and dehydration can kill. yyBleiben Sie wachsam und fahren Sie langsam: Die hauptsächliche Todesursache im Death Valley ist ein einfacher Autounfall. Ein Moment der Unachtsamkeit kann Sie, Ihr Auto und Ihre Lieben dazu verdammen, in der steinigen Wüste zu enden. yySummer driving: Stay on paved roads in the summer. If your car breaks down, stay with it until help comes. Be prepared; carry plenty of extra water. yyStay alert and slow down: The most common cause of death in the park is single car vehicle accidents. A moment of inattention can send you, your car, and your loved ones flipping into the rocky desert. yyDo not rely on technology! Your cell phone will not work in most of the park. GPS devices frequently tell Death Valley visitors to turn off welltraveled roads, and take “shortcuts” over the desert and into canyons. Common sense and good judgment are far more reliable. yyVerlassen Sie sich nicht auf die Technik! Ihr Handy wird im größten Teil des Parks nicht funktionieren. GPS Geräte weisen Besucher des Death Valleys häufig an, die viel befahrenen Straßen zu verlassen und “Abkürzungen” durch die Wüste und die Canyons zu nehmen. Gesunder Menschenverstand, eine Karte des Death Valley und ein gutes Urteilungsvermögen sind sehr viel sicherer. yyWandern: Wandern Sie im Sommer NICHT in den tieferen Lagen. Die Berge, welche das Death Valley umgeben, sind kühler und dort gibt es viele Wege. yySturzfluten: Meiden Sie die Canyons während eines Sturms mit Regen und bereiten Sie sich darauf vor, jederzeit einen höher gelegenen Ort aufsuchen zu können. Achten Sie während der Fahrt auf Wasser, das in Pfützen und Schlaglöcher läuft. yyFlash floods: Avoid canyons during rain storms and be prepared to move to higher ground. While driving, be alert for water running in washes and across road dips. yyDangerous animals: Never place your hands or feet where you cannot see. Rattlesnakes, scorpions or black widow spiders may be sheltered there. yyDo not enter mine tunnels or shafts. Mines may be unstable, have hidden shafts, pockets of bad air and poisonous gas. Rules yyEntrance fees apply to all visitors! Please see page 4 for the exact amount you should pay. yyGefährliche Tiere: Setzen Sie nie eine Hand oder einen Fuß an eine Stelle, die Sie vorher nicht sehen konnten. Klapperschlangen, Skorpione oder Schwarze Witwen (Spinnen) könnten dort Unterschlupf gefunden haben. yyBetreten Sie keine Minentunnel oder Schächte. Minen können instabil sein, versteckte Schächte haben und Einschlüssen von schlechter Luft oder giftigem Gas enthalten. Regeln yyEintrittsgebühren müssen von allen Besuchern gezahlt werden! Bitte informieren Sie sich auf Seite 4 über die genaue Höhe der Gebühren. yyRester vigilant et freiner la voiture: La principale cause de décès à Death Valley est un accident impliquantun seul véhicule. Un moment d’inattention peut faire se retourner votre voiture, lançant vous-même et vos proches dans le désert rocailleux. yyNe pas dépendre de la technologie! Votre téléphone cellulaire ne marchera pas dans quasiment tout le parc. Les dispositifs GPS indiquent aux visiteurs de quitter les grands chemins et de prendre des «raccourcis» à travers le désert et dans les canyons. Le bon sens, une carte de Death Valley, et un jugement éclairé sont beaucoup plus fiables. yyLa randonnée: NE faites PAS de la randonnée dans les zones à basse altitude en été. Les montagnes qui entourent Death Valley sont plus fraîches et il y a beaucoup de sentiers. yyLes animaux dangereux: Ne placez jamais vos mains ou vos pieds là où vous ne pouvez pas d’abord voir. Des crotales, des scorpions, ou des veuves noires peuvent s’y cacher. yyNe pas entrer dans les tunnels ou les puits de mine. Les mines peuvent être instables, avoir des puits cachés, ou des poches d’air de mauvaise qualité et de gaz toxique. yyEscursionismo: Non fate escursionismo a basse altitudini durante l’estate. Le montagne intorno alla Death Valley sono più fredde e ci sono molti sentieri. yyAllagamenti: Evitate i canyon durante i temporali e siate preparati a muovervi verso un punto più elevato. Mentre guidate, state attenti all’acqua che corre attraverso la strada. yyAnimali Pericolosi: Non mettere mai le mani o i piedi dove non potete vedere. Crotali, scorpioni, o vedove nere potrebbero esservi nascosti. yyNon entrare nei tunnel delle miniere o nei pozzi. Le miniere potrebbero essere instabili, avere pozzi nascosti e sacche di aria o gas tossici. Regole yyLe tasse di entrata si applicano a tutti i visitatori! Per favore, controllate a pagina 4 per il costo esatto che dovreste pagare. yyCani e Biciclette non sono permessi sui sentieri o nell’area selvatica che copre 90% del parco. yyLes droits d’entrée s’appliquent à tous les visiteurs! Veuillez consulter la page 4 pour le montant exact que vous devez payer. yyHunde und Fahrräder sind nicht erlaubt auf Pfaden oder in der wildnis, die 90% des Parks umfasst. yyFüttern Sie keine Vögel oder wilden Tiere. Dies dient Ihrer Sicherheit und der Gesundheit unserer Tierwelt. yyNe pas alimenter les oiseaux ou les animaux sauvages. C’est pour s’assurer votre sécurité aussi bien que la santé de notre faune et flore. yyDriving off roads is prohibited. Stay on established roads. yyFahren abseits der Straßen ist verboten. Bleiben Sie auf den ausgewiesenen Straßen. yyLa conduite hors route est interdite. Restez sur les routes établies. yyDo not take anything! Leave rocks, plants and historic objects where you find them for everyone to enjoy. yyNehmen Sie nichts mit! Lassen Sie Steine, Pflanzen oder historische Objekte dort, wo Sie sie finden, damit jeder sich an Ihnen erfreuen kann. yyNe rien prendre! Laissez les pierres, les plantes, et les objets historiques là où vous les trouvez pour que tout le monde puisse en profiter. yyDo not feed birds or animals. This is for your safety and the health of wildlife. Plus, it is against the law! yyNon fate troppo affidamento sulla tecnologia! Il vostro cellulare non funziona nella maggior parte del parco. I GPS dicono spesso ai visitatori del parco di prendere una “scorciatoia” attraverso il deserto e nei canyon, lontano dalle strade molto trafficate. Il buon senso, una mappa della Death Valley e decisioni assennate sono più affidabili della tecnologia. Règles yyLes chiens et les vélos sont interdits sur les sentiers ou aux milieux sauvages, ce qui couvre plus de 90 pour cent du parc. yyPets and bicycles are not allowed on trails or in wilderness which covers over 90% of the park. yyGuidare durante l’estate: Rimanete sulle strade asfaltate. Se la vostra macchina si guasta, rimanete con la macchina finché arrivano i soccorsi. Siate preparati; portate tanta acqua. yyState in allerta e rallentate: La causa di morte più comune nella Death Valley è un incidente di una sola macchina. Un momento di disattenzione può ribaltare la vostra macchina nel deserto roccioso, con voi e i vostri cari dentro. yyLes inondations soudaines: Evitez les canyons pendant les orages et soyez prêt à vous déplacer en terrain plus élevé. En conduisant, soyez attentif aux puissants débits d’eau et aux eaux dans les creux de la route. yyHiking: DO NOT hike in the low elevations when temperatures are hot. The mountains are cooler in summer. yyCaldo e Disidatrazione: Se avete la testa che gira, la nausea o mal di testa, trovate subito dell’ombra o un posto dove non c’è il sole e bevete molta acqua. Inumidite i vestiti per abbassare la temperatura del corpo. Il caldo e la disidratazione possono uccidervi. yyNon dar da mangiare agli uccelli o agli animali selvatici. Questa regola è per la vostra protezione e la salute della nostra fauna. yyÈ vietato guidare fuori dalle strade. Rimanete sulle strade segnalate. yyNon portate via niente! Lasciate i sassi, le piante, e gli oggetti storici dove li avete trovati in modo che tutti possano goderne. Death Valley Visitor Guide 3 FOREST NATIONAL N Y HANGING V A L M L E NG O U W N Sand VALLEY N T O S E N O W Flat In winter carry chains. Road may be closed. OO D Y NYON CA TO OT G A T 33mi 53km N I TE 8mi 13km WA LL L AL CA 16mi 26km US TIT U Mosaic Canyon N 9mi 14km I Scottys Junction S Thimble Peak Red Pass C Sa lt BULLFROG Corkscrew Peak 10mi 16km Hells Gate Salt Creek Interpretive Trail 7mi 11km Information 7mi 11km Information Death Valley Buttes Kit Fox Hills Stovepipe Wells Village Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Sand Dunes A CA Historic Stovepipe Well N T Mount Palmer 7979ft 2432m N NYO CA N NYO CA Wahguyhe Peak Grapevine Peak 8738ft Y 2663m 267 Two-way to mouth of Titus Canyon. FL AT H D RE E NE V LIF AD OR A NI A CA 26mi 42km 95 Cutoff N D 266 Stonewall Mountain 8875ft 2705m Da yl Daylight Pass 4316ft 1316m 19mi 30km t igh ss Pa 190 Mine Rhyolite (ghost town) LS 374 Chloride Cliff a Keane Wonder Mill and Mine Ro one way HIL 35mi 56km A O N T A A R BA Winters Peak 5033ft U Indian Pass M Beatty O NELLI S A I R FOR C E B OMB I NG A ND GUNNER Y R A NGE I RE N G S (for active duty military & dependents) O 95 S A 29mi 46km D Single Visit Pass (valid up to 7 days) Vehicle & passengers ........................... $30 Motorcycle ........................................... $25 Individual on bicycle / foot ................. $15 Annual Pass Death Valley Annual Pass ..................... $55 Interagency Annual Pass ...................... $80 Interagency Annual Senior Pass ........... $20 Interagency Military Pass ..................... $free E S Big Dune E Black Cone R T Lathrop Wells Amargosa Valley Busted Butte A JACK SS TS To Las Vegas FLA IN NTA CALI CO H IL L S U MO NE SHO SHO Other Passes honored Golden Age & Golden Access Commercial Tour Groups Fee determined by permitting division (for U.S. citizens with disability) Interagency Access Pass....................... $free (for U.S. citizens 62+) Lifetime Pass Interagency Senior Pass ....................... $80 Pay the park entrance fee at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station, or at one of the fee machines placed throughout the park. Entrance Fees L South Pass White Top Mountain CAN N YO Hunter Mountain 7454ft 2272m Ulida Flat HIDDEN N In winter carry chains. Road may be closed. RACETRACK The Grandstand Tin Mountain 8953ft 2729m O TT C O P A The Racetrack 20mi 32km Teakettle Junction Sharp rock; requires heavyduty tires. Mesquite Spring D tle SE as LO C C s ty’ ad ot Ro Sc nd a 3000ft 914m I E EY VALL GE RID Gold Mountain R Mount Dunfee E Homestake Dry Camp 7mi 11km Dry Mountain 8674ft 2644m Ubehebe Peak 5678ft 1731m Steel Pass Grapevine Ubehebe Crater Deep sand Gold Point LIDA N KSO JA C MT UI Cerro Gordo Peak 9184ft 2799m RA Deep sand Road conditions require experienced four-wheel drivers. Eureka Dunes Crankshaft Junction S L A T E Mount Jackson 6411ft 1954m SQ NEL SON Warm Springs K N LA ST Magruder Mountain 9046ft 2757m 72km Lida 45mi ME d y 18mi 29km S Saline Valley Dunes Ro ad E Roa 136 N ts Fla ass Jack I N Pin e Last Chance Mountain 8456ft 2577m CA O NY Wash AI NS To Tonopah and Reno C a st l e To Manzanar National Historic Site CA Big CUCO MUN GO Creek SYLVANIA MOUNTAINS Pa lm ett o 266 Palmetto Mountain 8960ft 2731m Lida Junction Scotty’s Beatt A Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center Mount Inyo 11107ft 3385m Waucoba Mountain 11123ft 3390m In winter carry chains. Road may be closed. MA R B L E Chocolate Mountain 7703ft 2348m N L I G U E Lone Pine 168 Deep Springs Lake INYO To Big Pine LEY VAL J os hua Flats horn V alley C ow To Big Pine SP RIN GS Cree k N YO w Wi llo Wyman C r e ek MO UN T Road Racetra ck N BO T FLA IR E NI E C LA PA LM ET TO HO RN ON DE EP I BI G E RG GO To Dyer BO NE PH IN NE Co tto nw oo d S A DR Y D MA RBL E Y O F N R C A N L I S A th Dea A R sa C A NY ON S o arg Am OD G E R A N N WO Y F C NY N ON CE AN CH NY K RE A C E A N C H N G E R A RE N C ANYO sh Wa A S T L A ley Val T IT ek Cre d Roa N V E LL e Pin V M HE Big R P A YO G A E M NO T RO U TAI AN CANYO O T A UN D C ANY ON Death Valley Visitor Guide EU MO MU ON NY CA A C A L T U C A d LA LLE VA S R B AS IS H Cottonwood Y 4 F VA LL E FIS KE E TUL Y C N T A I N M O U er Riv M A S O Creek I N M A S IN T A MOU N VALLEY LE E E A V A 21mi 40km UCT ED EE MA N A R R E S I 178 14 395 13mi 21km RIDGECREST 178 Drinking water 25mi 40km Trip planning Pg. 2 Picnic area SE A RL E S L A KE PLE Bennett Peak GOLER Manly Peak 7196ft 2193m Straw Peak Day use only 6433ft 1961m Porter Peak Sentinel Peak 9636ft 2937m 8133ft 2479m N Brown Mountain 5125ft 1562m QU W AR M AIL CAN YON ENA GAL MOU NTA INS Sugarloaf Peak YON CAN G Eagle Borax Works (ruins) CANYON 12mi 19km ay Artists Palette Badwater L H Lost Lake S h as W id e k D E A Natural Bridge 3mi 5km Smith Mountain 5912ft 1802m GOLD Owl Lake M CO NF ID EN CE Shoreline Butte Ashford Mill (ruins) 27mi 43km Mormon Point Roa d 5475ft 1669m Schwaub Peak Vehicles longer than 25 feet (7.7 meters) not allowed. Trailer parking 13mi 21km Hole in the Wall Information Dantes View Vehicles longer than 25 feet (7.7 meters) not allowed. 10mi 16km Cr ee 20 Mule Team Canyon CANYO N 1534m HO FOR T I R WI N MI LI TA R Y R ESER V A TI ON W e at N o ace Zabriskie Point Nevares Peak Badwater Basin Lowest elevation in North America, 282ft (86m) below sea level 40mi 64km ing CANY O 11mi 17km Artists SEE DETAIL MAP BELOW Devils Golf Course 6mi 9km Golden Canyon Harmony Borax Works MUSTARD CANYON CANYON CANYON SPRIN N JOHNSO AH AU P HAN SPRING Needle Peak Wingate Pass Road conditions require experienced four-wheel drivers. Mengel Pass YO DEATH CA N Thorndike Mahogany Flat Panamint City (ghost town) Striped Butte TRAIL V A L L EY Furnace Creek Aguereberry Point Charcoal Kilns Telescope Peak 11049ft 3368m Road may be closed due to snow. Rogers Peak CANYON Road conditions require experienced four-wheel drivers. ASAN ON T CANYON RISE SURP Ballarat (ghost town) NY Wildrose Peak 9064ft 2763m N A V A L A I R W EA P O N S STA TI O N CHINA LAKE Y a Airstrip Restroom Sanitary disposal station Trona 31mi 50km CA Emigrant Pass 5318ft 1621m Eureka Mine CANYON 21mi 34km Harrisburg Flats Skidoo (townsite) Day use only 6732ft 2052m TUCKI MOUNTAIN Wildrose NEMO Rough, narrow, winding road. Vehicles longer than 25 feet(7.7 meters) not allowed. OSE LDR WI E N G R A To San Bernardino BR 395 # Store Telephone 15mi 24km Pinto Peak C Vehicles longer than 25 feet (7.7 meters) not allowed. Emigrant HI LL S LE VAL Ro ad North Wa de Jubilee Mountain Y Funeral Peak 6384ft 1945m Ha rry 3040ft 927m Pyramid Peak 6703ft 2043m V A 1 sa 0 0 1 Jubilee Pass 1290ft 390m 20mi 32km 18mi 29km L L 190 E Y Ri ver Deadman Pass 3263ft 994m 127 ad Ro 4mi 6km To Pahrump and Las Vegas ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Devils Hole Death Valley National Park 10 Miles 6mi 9km Ibex Dunes To Tecopa and Las Vegas To Baker 24mi 39km Ibex Pass 127 To Pahrump and Las Vegas Shoshone 178 28mi 45km Eagle Mountain 3806ft 1160m Brown Peak 4947ft 1508m 10 Kilometers Saratoga Spring Salsberry Pass 3315ft 1010m 25mi 41km e Lin Amargosa Opera House te Sta Refuge Headquarters Death Valley Junction 23mi 37km 373 E Death Valley Visitor Guide To Los Angeles A V A D N E CA NY ON 178 Four-wheel-drive road Hiking trail Salt Ranger station High clearance recommended Gas station Wheelchair-accessible Area below sea level Unpaved road Food service Lodging Campground Timbisha Shoshone trust lands Paved road Vehicles, including bicycles, must stay on roads. 190 T 0.5 Mile To Artists Drive and Badwater Inn at Death Valley To Death Valley Junction Panamint Springs L E L A T E To Lake Isabella QU LOS ANGELES A A L 0 190 Darwin Falls 18mi 29km Towne Pass 4956ft 1511m V 0.5 Kilometer Timbisha Shoshone Village (private) EY VALL ROSE 42mi 68km T FLA Borax Museum Texas Springs H ILL S Ranch at Death Valley Sunset Father Crowley Vista Point NY ON CA Panamint Butte E IGN LEMO N YO CAN S Owens Peak T US CAC M 0 AT FL A Furnace Creek Visitor Center Darwin To Stovepipe Wells EE Furnace Creek Furnace Creek 33mi 53km OW INB RA Lake Hill 2030ft 619m Panamint Dunes N P A I N 395 CE South Haiwee Reservoir 190 R WE LO AL NI EN NT North Haiwee Reservoir Olancha 15mi 24km OWENS LAKE (dry) Keeler DARWIN y R o ad E N FR LOS A N GELES AQ UEDUCT 395 Valle A d U A S nt mi na Pa R N G O T LEY CANYON Y S rgo Ama VAL L E West K T N S T LA A L a Ro L C N I LE d Roa e Driv M O U A EA R B A N YO N V Badwater R CA n yo an y wa ne G E VA LL EY w N A G BUTTE N T one R E R A T N W E E AN VIL R WKE HA JAY n sh Wa A R A E R N r W E Y L L EC F t gran Emi F ur G R E W T Rive O G E N rgosa Ama S S I N 5 Support Your Park Obey the speed limits and other rules of the road. Do not stop in traffic lanes — pull over and park safely in the shoulder. Drive only on designated roads. Unsightly tire tracks scar the fragile desert landscape for decades. Pets are permitted on roads and developed areas, but prohibited in Wilderness, on trails, and in buildings. Hundreds of miles of dirt roads are great places for walking pets. Keep pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. Camp only in established campgrounds or in a permitted backcountry area. Check at a ranger station or visitor center for backcountry camping information. It is illegal to discharge a firearm anywhere in Death Valley or to bring one into a federal building. Hunting and trapping are illegal within the park. Campfires are allowed in established fire pits only. Gathering firewood is prohibited — wood is scarce. Check for fire restrictions before camping. Feeding animals is illegal and dangerous. Animals will be encouraged to hang out near the roads once fed by people, which endangers the animals and visitors. Put garbage where it belongs. Litter in the desert spoils the landscape for each person that follows behind you. Rocks, plants, animals, and historic objects in Death Valley are protected just like in a museum. Vandalism and theft are prohibited. Please recycle in the provided receptacles. Propane cylinder recycle bins are located in most campgrounds where you can leave both empty and full canisters. Despite being legalized by the State of California and the State of Nevada, possession or use of marijuana is illegal on federal lands, including Death Valley National Park. Stay out of closed areas. Mines, service roads, and other areas are closed for your safety and the protection of important features. The use of drones is prohibited. Entrance Fees Travel Safely My vehicle broke down. It is hot. What should I do? Please support your park by paying the park entrance fee at a park visitor center or at one of the automated fee machines placed throughout the park. Already have one of the passes listed below? Enjoy your park! 7-day Passes Annual Passes Vehicle and passengers. . ........... .$30 Death Valley Annual Pass.......... ...$55 Motorcycles............................. .$25 Interagency Annual Pass........... ...$80 Individual entering on bicycle or foot . . ........................ .$15 Interagency Annual Senior Pass ( for U.S. citizens 62+) .....................$20 Lifetime Passes Interagency Annual Military Pass (for active duty and dependents) ......Free Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass (for U.S. citizens 62+)...............$80 Interagency Lifetime Access Pass (for U.S. citizens with a disability).. Free Other passes honored 4th Grade (Every Kid in a Park), Volunteer, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passes. yy If there is an emergency and you have phone service call 911. This will put you in touch with the park’s dispatch, who will alert park staff that you need help. Common cause of flat tires (NPS) yy Do NOT leave your vehicle and attempt to walk. Stay near your vehicle. yy No phone service? Flag down any available motorist to alert park staff that you need help. yy You will be responsible for your own vehicle recovery. Towing will cost you an average of $2,000 off of paved roads. Consider this carefully before traveling on the dirt roads in the summer. The fees you pay when visiting Death Valley National Park make a difference! Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the park uses fee money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources in the park such as: yy Use your water to stay hydrated as well as getting your clothes wet. This will help keep you cool. Do this sparingly depending on your situation and amount of water on hand. yy Repairing Scotty’s Castle and restoring visitor access after a devastating flood in 2015. Do Not Feed Wildlife yy Providing education programs that reach thousands of students. yy Improving accessibility for visitors with disabilities at Dantes View through a partnership with the Fund for People in Parks and the Death Valley Natural History Association. yy Maintaining and repairing campgrounds and park structures. yy Providing emergency medical services. Death Valley Natural History Association: Park Bookstore Park Bookstore (NPS) Since 1954, the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) has been supporting Death Valley National Park. Whether you choose to become a member, make a donation, or simply shop with us, you're contributing to the visitor experience. The proceeds of your purchases benefit education and research in Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Thank you for your support. Located at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center 6 Death Valley Visitor Guide • The coyotes that you see near the roads, parking lots, and developed areas most likely, and unfortunately, have been fed by visitors. This encourages them to hang around people, the roads, and cars! They will even run in front of vehicles to get them to stop so that they can beg for food. This is dangerous for both visitors and coyotes. Please help by not feeding wild animals or encouraging them by stopping and taking photos. Coyote in the road picture (Carolyn Fox) Night Sky Check out the stars at an International Dark Sky Park- Gold Tier Rating! Death Valley Night Sky Viewing Tips yy Visit during the new moon — this is when the moon is not visible. The sky will be darker and you can see more stars. yy Know what to look for — interested in seeing the Milky Way? It is only visible certain times of the year and night. Check out a night sky almanac to get an idea of what might be visible and where. Ask a park ranger! yy Avoid light pollution — pick a place to view the night sky away from developed areas. Ubehebe Crater has some of the darkest skies in the park, but the stars can be just as spectacular at Harmony Borax Works. yy Stay out long enough — it takes about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the night sky to see the most stars. yy Use a red light —or put a piece of red cellophane on your flashlight. This will minimize the effect of the light on your adjusting eyes. Harmony Borax Works Night Sky (Weston Kessler) yy Bring binocul

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