Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Top Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

Top Attractions in Death Valley National Park


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  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    How cool is it to stand at the lowest place in North America? Beautiful location. You can walk quite a ways out if you want to.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    This is one of the major sights in death valley and the one the Ranger we spoke to highly recommended. It is a short drive up and you don't have to hike at all to see the view.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    This is a cool drive if you have a sporty car. At the top, steep and hairpin turns.
    The view is absolutely spectacular. You don't have to hike at all to see a LOT of the valley but there is a relatively short but steep and rocky hike to see even more.
    Signs on the way clearly state NOT to take trailer or mobile home but that didn't seem to stop some people.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    This was another place recommended by our helpful Ranger at the Visitor Center. It is a beautiful drive through a canyon with awesome colors and rock formations.
    It is very helpful that it is a one way drive. NOT for oversize vehicles. Very tight passages in some areas.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    Amazing colors totally unexpected. The highlight of the spectacular artist's drive through a very tight canyon,
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lisa O
    4 contributions
    if you want to walk out on to the dunes you can find a spot of your own - pretty sunset spot and the sand is so soft - nature is amazing
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    This was our first visit to Death Valley. We had good luck at other National Park Visitor Centers and this was another good one. We got excellent advice on where to go and what to see, maps and brochures.
    In addition there is a good selection of T shirts, books and park souvenirs whose sale benefits the National Park.
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Becky D
    1 contribution
    Titus Canyon is a 26 mile dirt road that takes you through Leadfield Ghost town.  This one way road starts outside the park by the entrance to Rhyolite. 

    The road is maintained enough to get most 2 wheel drive trucks, SUV's and some cars through. There were only a couple parts that a standard sedan would scrap. But always check the conditions before you go. A good rain could wash areas out.

    At the 15 mile marker we came across Leadfield Ghost Town. Leadfield mined copper and lead. At the 18 mile mark we came across Petroglyohs. And finally at the 23 mile marker is this amazing Slot Canyon. We hit this canyon just in time for the sun to set casting beautiful shadows along the steep cliffs.

    This 3 mile section slowly winds you through the canyon emptying you out inside the park. This was by far the most favorite part of our trip.   My suggestion would be to get to this spot sooner so you have time to check out Leadfield.

    Our video of this trip is on our YouTube Channel, search for Adventures with the Dee's -Lovz2hike and look for our Death Valley Trip.
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • K B
    Lafayette, CA315 contributions
    I didn't really know that much about Death Valley when I got there but got map and good advice at Visitor Center. This was an excellent place to visit. We got up early and made the long drive there but were the first tourists of the day so had the place to ourselves for a good 30 minutes.
    Crater is very neat. You can hike up to it, a ways around it and over to a smaller crater a ways beyond. Views excellent all around.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Juanita W
    76 contributions
    The drive to and from Panamint Springs was as unnerving with lots of changes in elevation, turns, and too few pull offs. The view from Father Crowley was enhanced by seeing the fighter pilots in action. With the wind whipping around us, we didn't explore any walks nearby.
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • Mel52088
    Woodville, WI138 contributions
    Unique environment. DVNP is simply full of unique environments and they’re all enjoyable to see! Do be careful here not only for your own safety (there’s no designated trail) but also for the landscape itself and not destroying it.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Bev & Jerry
    Bluffton, SC266 contributions
    This is a popular hike in Death Valley because it’s very scenic and young & old can do it. Three points: 1. You’re in Death Valley…so start the hike EARLY in the morning to avoid the sun/heat. 2. Start the hike EARLY in the morning to avoid the crowds, and you’ll have the canyon all to yourself to enjoy. 3. ALWAYS take plenty of water when you hike in a desert. We started this hike at 8:30AM, it was 83 degrees; 20 minutes later we knew we had gotten too late a start, turned around and came back. The next day, we tried again, being at the trailhead by 6:45AM. It was so nice having the canyon to ourselves; the sunrise was beautiful, the air was actually “cool” feeling, even though it was 80 degrees that early in the day and year (end of March). It took us two hours to hike the canyon, stopping often to enjoy the scenery. It’s an easy hike, until the very end, right before you get to the Red Cathedral, at which point it gets very narrow and rocky. It’s in and out the same way, not a loop.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • KenVicLee
    Huntington Beach, CA2 038 contributions
    Having made the long drive into the park from Bakersfield, I will admit we didn't have the patience to fully experience this unique landscape. Case in point, we had friends who were also going to be in Death Valley when we were there and they came prepared with snow sleds to enjoy riding down the steeper sand sloped. Even without that activity, however, it was an amazing sight to see.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Elizabeth K
    Gainesville, GA104 contributions
    We saw the phenomenon close to Pantamint Springs at Dry Lakebed Road. The ground feels like leather--so cool.
    Written 13 April 2021
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  • Larry D
    Devon, PA62 contributions
    To get there from the main parts of Death Valley, you must drive about 40 miles on a severely washboarded road. Hang in there and go if your rental agreement permits it! The dunes here dwarf those at Mesquite Flats, impressive though those are.
    Written 11 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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