Guidebook

Death Valley: Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park

Explore the best hikes and scrambles in the stunning desert landscape of Death Valley National Park.

Description

"In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes,” according to the National Park Service. "Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.”

Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in the Americas, at 282 feet below sea level. The heat in the summertime should not be underestimated—it is often deadly. But in the winter, Death Valley provides a fantastic desert getaway filled with stunning canyons, salt flats, and towering mountain peaks.

In this guidebook, you’ll find the best hikes in Death Valley National Park, ranging from the easy tourist jaunts to difficult scrambles up slot canyons. Whatever flavor of hike you’re looking for, this guidebook has you covered!

Sources:
https://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

Dante's View

Dante's View

3.1 km
A perfect introduction to Death Valley.
Private
Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin

1.2 km
The quintessential Death Valley experience.
Private
Golden Canyon-Glower Gulch

Golden Canyon-Glower Gulch

9.2 km
A popular Death Valley hike with colorful formations in a beautiful canyon.
Private
Grotto Canyon

Grotto Canyon

4.6 km
A secluded adventure more than a hike.
Private
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

3.6 km
Exploring these dunes is an iconic Death Valley experience.
Private
Fall Canyon

Fall Canyon

9.9 km
This deep canyon hike has a true wilderness vibe.
Private
Mosaic Canyon

Mosaic Canyon

6.0 km
Hike past the highly-traveled lower canyon for a strikingly-beautiful trek.
Private
Sidewinder Canyon

Sidewinder Canyon

7.6 km
An excursion into a scenic wilderness canyon.
Private
Willow Canyon

Willow Canyon

7.3 km
A lovely hike to a canyon waterfall.
Private
Titus Canyon Narrows

Titus Canyon Narrows

7.3 km
A stunning road walk through towering cliff walls.
Private
Wildrose Peak

Wildrose Peak

13.0 km
Climb 2,200 feet to the summit of Wildrose Peak.
Private