Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

 

Updated 6/22/2024 9:47 AM

 

Road Status

Open Roads
Closed Roads

 
 
 
A man in a National Park Service uniform stands on the ground. His arm is extended above his head and does not reach the damaged road surface.
Superintendent Mike Reynolds demonstrates significant damage on Lower Wildrose Road, caused by flooding on August 20, 2023.

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PAVED ROADS

CLOSED:

  • Bonnie Clare Road and Scotty’s Castle due to flood recovery work. Unlikely to open before late 2025. No access permitted. No foot, bicycle, motorcycle, vehicle, etc. use allowed.

UNPAVED/BACKCOUNTRY ROADS

CAUTION:

  • Harry Wade Road has deep sand on the north end close to mile 6. Use extreme caution as tempuratures continue to rise.

CLOSED:

Note that road closures listed below apply to ALL motorized vehicles, including motorcycles.The roads were completely washed out in places and entry will cause tire tracks and braided roads in wilderness as users try to locate what was once the road. Thank you for your patience as we work to reopen these locations. Bicycles are permitted except on Titus Canyon Rd.

Only major roads are listed for reference below:

  • Northern entrance of West Side Road - Due to a deep cut in the road. No estimated reopening date.

  • Lower Wildrose Road (aka Trona - Wildrose Road, connects Wildrose to Panamint Valley)- completely impassable due to a 9-foot deep cut across the road. Likely to remain closed until Fall 2025.

  • Saline Valley Road - Due to washouts and debris. No estimated time of reopening. This road is maintained by Inyo County.

  • Hunter Mountain - Due to mud. No estimated time of reopening. This road is maintained by Inyo County.

  • Darwin Falls - Road is completely gone in many places. It will need either extensive import of road fill (expensive) or "mining" of gravel from the nearby wash (this would require thorough environmental review). Will not be open until Fall 2024 at the earliest. Hikers can park on the shoulder of CA-190 and walk in.

  • Salt Creek - Flooding destroyed the boardwalk, restroom and parking area. Will not open before June 2025.

  • Titus Canyon Road - Due to flood damage. Bicycle use is prohibited in Titus Canyon for safety reasons. Impassable. Not likely to open before January 2025. Lower Titus Canyon to the Fall Canyon Trailhead is open.

  • Cottonwood Canyon Road- Closed final 1.6 miles due to water.

ROADS OUTSIDE THE PARK

 

CAMPGROUNDS

All campgrounds except Furnace Creek Campground are first come first served year-round.

 
 

OPEN:

  • Furnace Creek (first come first served 4/15-10/14, reservation 10/15-4/14)

  • Mesquite Spring

  • Emigrant

  • Wildrose

  • Thorndike Primitive

  • Mahogany Flat Primitive

  • Eureka Dunes Primitive

  • Saline Valley Primitive

  • Homestake Primitive

CLOSED for the summer:

  • Texas Springs

  • Sunset

  • Stovepipe Wells

 
Damaged pavement with brown streams of water washing down a canyon.
Weather Conditions

Check weather before your planned travel days, conditions can swiftly change in Death Valley.

Tire tracks scar a smooth desert playa, red circle with line through it on top
Stay on Roads with your Vehicle

Illegal driving off designated roads negatively impacts the landscape, ecosystem, view, and more.

 

Last updated: June 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328

Phone:

760 786-3200

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