Death Valley National Park Location And How To Reach It?

Death Valley National Park is one of the driest and hottest national parks in the world located in eastern California. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley National Park was about 134°F on July 10, 1913. This national park is one of the best national parks for bird watching. Winter is the best season to explore and for camping in Death Valley National Park. Check out the Death Valley Winter Guide to know more about the national park in winter. 

Entrances and Transportation

By Car

  • California Highway 190 is the main road that transects Death Valley National Park from east to west.
  • From the west, State Route 14 and U.S. Route 395 take you to Ridgecrest, CA where State Route 178 goes towards the east into the national park. Then you will have to move towards north on Hwy 395 at Olancha, CA where you can join Hwy 190 to reach the national park, or towards the north at Lone Pine, CA, Hwy 136 which leads you to Hwy 190 and go towards the east into the national park.
  • From the east in Nevada, you will have to follow U.S. Route 95 which is parallel to the national park from north to south that connects highways at Scotty’s Junction, Beatty, and Lathrop Wells. The popular route from Las Vegas is through Pahrump, NV, and California Highway 190.
  • From the south, Interstate 15 moves via Baker, California on its way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. State Route 127 moves north from Baker to Shoshone and Death Valley Junction connecting to the national park on State Route 178 from Shoshone and connecting with California Highway 190 at Death Valley Junction.

By Plane

  • You will see a small public airport at Furnace Creek. There is no fuel available at the airport.
  • You will also see a roughly paved strip at Stovepipe Wells. There is no fuel available.
  • You can check out the airport information manuals for further information. 

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation available to Death Valley National Park during this time. 

GPS Navigation

GPS Navigation is sometimes unreliable in remote locations. Many visitors have been directed to closed roads or wrong locations. You will have to carry up-to-date road maps to know the exact directions.

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