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									    Death Valley                                                                                                          National Park
                                                                                                                          California / Nevada



    Visitor Guide
    2010




                                                                                                                                                   Zabriskie Point

Recovery Act Benefits Death Valley
America’s National Parks are receiv-     my, private contractors have been       Locations for these improvements         accurate information at visitor use
ing a face lift thanks primarily to      hired to complete most of these         include park maintenance facili-         areas throughout the park.
two funding programs, the Ameri-         projects. To begin, a new parking       ties and the Furnace Creek Visitor       • Furnace Creek Visitor Center:
can Recovery & Reinvestment Act          area has been constructed accessing     Center.                                  Perhaps the most important change
and the Federal Lands Recreation         the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes near
Enhancement Act. Signed into law         Stovepipe Wells and extensive im-
                                                                                 • Facilities: Rehabilitation proj-       for visitors will be a major rehabili-
                                                                                 ects for park campground facilities      tation of the Furnace Creek Visitor
by President Obama in February           provements were made at the Texas       include the installation of cleaning     Center and auditorium. Museum
2009, the “Recovery Act”, provides       Spring Campground.                      stations and replacement roofs on        exhibits will be upgraded and im-
$750 million to the NPS and will         Here are some of the upcoming           restrooms. Scotty’s Castle will see      provements made to the auditorium
fund 800 projects throughout the         projects visitors will see:             construction of new restrooms as         where visitors will view a new park
system of nearly 400 National Park                                                                                        film and attend evening ranger
System sites. The Recreation En-
                                         • Roads:   Improvements will be         well as rehabilitation of the historic
                                         made to almost all roads in the         cookhouse. The orientation kiosk at      programs.
hancement Act is funded by 80% of                                                Ryan’s Junction will be replaced and
                                         park. This construction will be ongo-                                            We are asking all visitors to please
every dollar collected as entrance                                               a new parking lot, orientation kiosk
                                         ing and some short delays may be                                                 “excuse the mess” as we work to
and camping fees in federal recre-                                               and visitor use area is planned for
                                         expected along these routes until                                                complete these stimulus projects. It
ation areas such as national parks.                                              Father Crowley Point.
                                         completion.                                                                      is our hope that the improvements
Death Valley, the largest park in the
lower 48 states, will see a variety of
                                         • Solar Energy:   The park will be      • Wayside Exhibits:    A large num-      will provide everyone with a safer
                                         installing photovoltaic equipment       ber of interpretive signs will be        and more enjoyable visit to Death
projects take shape during the next                                              replaced and new ones created to         Valley.
                                         in several areas to make use of the
few years. To stimulate the econo-                                               provide visitors with interesting and
                                         sun’s energy to produce electricity.


 What’s Inside?                                                                  Junior Rangers
Park Information ..................... page 2                                    Want to have fun while exploring         after reciting the Junior Ranger
                                                                                 Death Valley? You can become             pledge, you will receive your
                                                                                 a Junior Ranger with the Junior          Junior Ranger Badge.
Abandoned Mines .................. page 3                                        Ranger booklet that can be picked        Why not join a Park Ranger for
                                                                                 up at any Death Valley National          a Junior Ranger Program and
Park Map ................................. pages 4/5                             Park Visitor Center. Just complete       receive a certificate? During the
                                                                                 the right number of activities for       fall, winter or spring, stop by a
                                                                                 your age and get your booklet
What To See ............................ page 6                                  signed by a Park Ranger. Upon
                                                                                                                          Visitor Center at Furnace Creek or
                                                                                                                          Scotty’s Castle to check on times
                                                                                 completion of your booklet and           and locations.
Walks & Hikes ......................... page 7
                                                                                                                          One you have become a Junior
                                                                                                                          Ranger you can purchase a special
Visitor Services ......................... page 8                                                                         Junior Ranger Patch for a small fee
                                                                                                                          at any park visitor center. What a
                                                                                                                          great way to explore Death Valley!
         Park Information
                                                                                                           Help Protect Your National Park
                                                                                                           Please remember and obey the fol-
                                                                                                           lowing regulations during your stay:
                                                                                                                                                    • Hunting and use of firearms in
                                                                                                                                                    the park is illegal. Firearms may be
                                                                                                           • Collecting or disturbing any           transported and carried in accor-
                                                                                                           animal, plant, rock or any other         dance to state law.
                                                                                                           natural, historical or archeological
                                                                                                           feature is prohibited.
                                                                                                                                                    • Keep pets confined or leashed.
                                                                                                                                                    Pets are allowed only in developed
                                                                                                           • All vehicles must remain on            areas and along paved or dirt roads.
                                                                                                           established roads. This includes mo-
                                                                                                           torcycles, bicycles, and four-wheel
                                                                                                                                                    • Camping is limited to developed
                                                                                                                                                    campgrounds and some backcoun-
                                                                                                           drive vehicles. All motorized vehicles   try areas. For details on backcoun-
                                                                                                           and their drivers must be properly       try camping and to obtain a free
                                                                                                           licensed. Vehicles with off-road reg-    permit, stop at the Furnace Creek
                                                                                                           istration “green stickers” may not       Visitor Center or any ranger station.
                                                                                                           be operated in the park.
                                                                                                                                                    • Campfires are allowed in firep-
                                                                                                           • Do not feed or disturb wildlife,       its provided in developed camp-
                                                                                                           including coyotes, roadrunners & ra-     grounds. They are prohibited else-
                                                                                                           vens. When wild animals are fed by       where in the park. Gathering wood
                                                                                                           humans they tend to depend upon          is unlawful.
                                                                                                           this unhealthy food source rather
                                                                                                           than forage for their natural diet.      • Please do not litter.


                                                                                                           Staying Safe & Sound
                                                                                                           Water: Drink at least one gallon         • Mine Hazards:    Do not enter mine
                                                                                                           (4 liters) of water per day to replace   tunnels or shafts. Mines may be un-
Patterns on the salt flats of Badwater Basin.                                                              loss from perspiration. Carry plenty     stable, have hidden shafts, pockets
                                                                                                           of extra drinking water in your car.     of bad air and poisonous gas.
                                                                                                           • Heat & Dehydration: If you feel        • In Case of Emergency: Dial 911
 Temperatures                                                                                              dizzy, nauseous or a headache, get
                                                                                                           out of the sun immediately and
                                                                                                                                                    from any telephone or cell phone.
                                                                                                                                                    Cell phones may not work in many
                                                                                                           drink plenty of water. Dampen            parts of the park, do not depend on
    	             	Average	Max		 Average	Min                                                               clothing to lower your body tem-         them.
    January	       		65°F /	18°C	        	39°F /	4°C                                                       perature. Heat and dehydration can
    February	 		72°F /	22°C	             	46°F /	8°C                                                       kill.

    March	           80°F /	27°C	 	53°F /	12°C                                                             • Hiking: Do not hike in the low         Survive the Drive
                                                                                                           elevations when temperatures are
    April	         	 90°F /	32°C	 	62°F /	17°C                                                                                                      The main cause of death in Death
                                                                                                           hot. The mountains are cooler in
                                                                                                                                                    Valley is single-car accidents.
    May	           		99°F /	37°C	 	71°F /	22°C                                                             summer, but can have snow and ice
    June	          109°F /	43°C	 	80°F /	27°C                                                              in winter.                               • Follow the speed limit to help
                                                                                                                                                    negotiate the narrow roads, sharp
    July	          115°F /	46°C	 	88°F /	31°C                                                              • Summer Driving: Stay on paved          curves and unexpected dips.
                                                                                                           roads in summer. If your car breaks
    August	        113°F /	45°C	 	85°F /	29°C
                                                                                                           down, stay with it until help comes.     • Avoid speeding out of control on
    September	106°F /	41°C	 	75°F /	24°C                                                                   Be prepared; carry plenty of extra       steep downhill grades by shifting to
                                                                                                           water.                                   a lower gear and gently pressing on
    October	       		92°F /	33°C	 	62°F /	16°C
                                                                                                                                                    the brakes.
    November	 		76°F /	24°C	             	48°F /	9°C                                                       • Flash Floods: Avoid canyons dur-
                                                                                                           ing rain storms and be prepared to       • Don’t block traffic. Pull off the
    December	 		65°F /	19°C	             	39°F /	4°C                                                                                                pavement if you want to stop to
                                                                                                           move to higher ground. While driv-
                                                                                                           ing, be alert for water running in       enjoy the scenery.
    •	Record	High: 134°F	/	57°C	July	1913                                                                  washes and across road dips.             • Wear a seatbelt and make sure it
    •	Record	Low:	15°F	/	-9°C	January	1913                                                                                                          is adjusted to fit snugly.
                                                                                                           • Dangerous Animals: Never place
    			The	official	weather	station	is	at	Furnace	Creek.
                                                                                                           your hands or feet where you can-        • Unpaved roads are subject to
                                                                                                           not see first. Rattlesnakes, scorpi-     washouts. Check for conditions be-
                                                           The narrows of Titus Canyon are not the place   ons or black widow spiders may be        fore traveling these routes.
                                                           to be during a flash flood!                     sheltered there.


Useful Books & Maps
   The Death Valley Natural History Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visitors to Death Val-
ley National Park with a quality educational experience. These suggested offerings from our publications were chosen to
help you plan your visit and make the most of the time you spend in Death Valley. Prices may change without notice.

► Death Valley National Park:                              ► Hiking Death Valley: A Guide                  ► Death Valley National Park
An Interpretive History (Cornett)                          to its Natural Wonders and Mining               Guide Map (Automobile Club of
Filled with historic and professional                      Past (Digonnet) A comprehensive                 Southern California) A detailed map
photos, this guide provides a color-                       guidebook providing 280 hiking/driv-            including points of interest, lodging
ful introduction to this magnificent                       ing destinations ranging from easy day          and restaurants, campgrounds and
park and its history. Includes visitor                     hikes to multiple-day treks. 542 pages.         services with descriptions. $4.95
tips, over-view map and park facts. 48                     $19.95                                          ► Death Valley National Park Map
pages. $7.95                                               ► Death Valley SUV Trails                       (Trails Illustrated-National Geograph-
► Best Easy Day Hikes: Death Val-                          (Mitchell) This is a four-wheeler’s             ic Maps) Waterproof, tearproof, 100%     P.O. Box 188
ley (Cunningham & Burke) Includes                          guide to 46 interesting back road               plastic topographic map. Included        Death Valley, CA 92328
concise descriptions and simple maps                       excursions in the greater Death Valley          backcountry road descriptions, trails/
of 23 short, easy-to-follow routes                         Region.314 pages. $19.95                        routes, and safety tips. $9.95           1-800-478-8564
within the park. 120 pages. $6.95                                                                                                                   www.dvnha.org

2       Death Valley Visitor Guide
     Abandoned Mines
Death Valley Faces Consequences of its Mining History
   “The accounts of the abundance                                                                                                                be unsafe. With an estimated 6,000
of gold in (California) are of such                                                                                                              to 10,000 abandoned mines within
extraordinary character as would                                                                                                                 our borders, Death Valley leads the
scarcely command belief were they not                                                                                                            list with many sites that pose serious
corroborated by the authentic reports                                                                                                            hazards to visitors. Open and crum-
of officers in the public service who                                                                                                            bling mine shafts, collapsing mills and
have visited the mineral district.”                                                                                                              support buildings, rusted machinery,
President James K. Polk’s address to                                                                                                             and cyanide-contaminated soil make
Congress, December 5, 1848                                                                                                                       visiting many of our historic mining
                                                                                                                                                 locations risky business.
   Stories of gold found in the newly-                                                                                                              Visitors to Death Valley should be
acquired territory of California had                                                                                                             aware of potentials dangers during
been published in the press during pre-                                                                                                          their visits here. Warning and closure
ceding months, but President Polk’s                                                                                                              signs should be heeded at mining sites
official notice to Congress sparked                                                                                                              and all should resist the temptation
the California Gold Rush, enticing                 The Keane Wonder Mine, Mill, and surrounding mining area are currently CLOSED to all public   to enter mine openings or dilapidated
more than 250,000 people to join the               access until the numerous hazards can be mitigated.                                           buildings at mining sites.
search for riches during the next four                                                                                                              In 2009 America’s National Parks
years. Among those who caught the                     All mines in the Death Valley                   year of its founding in 1905. The min-     received $750 million in stimulus
“Gold Fever” was a 28 year old New                 region, and across the nation, operated            ing town of Skidoo also experienced        money under the American Recovery
Englander named William Lewis                      under statues of the General Mining                frenzied growth as the Skidoo Mine         and Reinvestment Act. Death Valley
Manly, who joined a pioneer wagon                  Act of 1872. This law, with its goal of            produced more than $1.5 million in         has been allocated $4.8 million for
train across the desert to reach the               helping citizens profit while develop-             gold between 1906 and 1917.                mitigating hazardous mine conditions
new territory in 1849. When part of                ing the resources of the west, pro-                   Other minerals had longer lasting       in some of the Park’s most visited
the group tried to find a shortcut to              vided rights to those making claims                consequences than gold in Death Val-       locations.
the goldfields, Manly joined them and              on public land for “valuable mineral               ley. Borates, first scraped from dried
ultimately led some of these “Lost                 deposits” they found. The law held                 lake bed sediments in the 1880s, were
‘49ers” into Death Valley in what be-              no stipulations for cleaning up aban-              later found in great quantities in the
came the region’s first recorded visit.            doned sites and the ecological messes              badlands to the east in veins of valu-
   These “Lost ‘49ers” survived to                 when mining operations ceased. These               able Colemanite.
tell the tale of their desert journey,             oversights became more apparent
                                                                                                         In addition to silver, gold and
and some even took the time to pick                as mining technology went beyond
                                                                                                      borates, ventures for the mining of
up mineral samples along the way.                  the pick and shovel stage. Although
                                                                                                      antimony, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten,
These samples proved to include                    some legestative changes have been
                                                                                                      salt, nitrate and talc were established
some high-grade silver ore, show-                  made, this 1872 mining law is still the
                                                                                                      during the next several decades.
ing that riches could be found in this             primary legal avenue today for mining
                                                   in the US.                                            Mineral prospecting had tempo-
unexplored land. Braving the harsh
                                                                                                      rarily ceased in Death Valley when
condition described by Manley and                     It wasn’t until the early 20th century
                                                                                                      President Herbert Hoover made it
others, prospecting expeditions began              that newer technologies began chang-
                                                                                                      a National Monument in February
making their way to Death Valley                   ing the mining industry in Death Val-
                                                                                                      1933. Within four months this cessa-
in the 1850s. These resulted in the                ley. The arrival of railroad lines, and
                                                                                                      tion had been rescinded by Congress
discovery of surface deposits of both              later automobiles and roads, decreased
                                                                                                      and mining activities continued. New
silver and gold, as well as other miner-           the cost of moving ore. Electric and
                                                                                                      technologies, however, were to alter
als. But pursuing these valuable ore               gasoline engines made an impact by
                                                                                                      the face of mining activities there in
veins to their source meant digging                making it easier to dig deeper to reach                                                       Mine adits and shafts are potential death traps
                                                                                                      the coming decades.
                                                                                                                                                 and should not be entered.
                                                                                                         Bigger machinery and the prospects
                                                                                                      of global markets reinvigorated efforts
                                                                                                                                                    At first glance this may seem an un-
                                                                                                      at borax mining near Death Valley in
                                                                                                                                                 complicated task – cover up the mine
                                                                                                      1971. Open pit and strip mine opera-
                                                                                                                                                 openings and tear down the dilapi-
                                                                                                      tions and an increase in mining traffic
                                                                                                                                                 dated structures. However, mine sites
                                                                                                      began to create concerns that the Na-
                                                                                                                                                 are historically important and preser-
                                                                                                      tional Monument would be adversely
                                                                                                                                                 vation of these significant remnants of
                                                                                                      affected. Similar situations at other
                                                                                                                                                 Death Valley’s mining past remains an
                                                                                                      National Park sites eventually led to
                                                                                                                                                 important mission of the Park. In ad-
                                                                                                      the passing of the Mining in Parks Act
                                                                                                                                                 dition, wildlife such as bats and owls
                                                                                                      of 1976. This law gave the Secretary
                                                                                                                                                 use mine shafts for nesting during
                                                                                                      of the Interior authority to determine
                                                                                                                                                 the winter. Accordingly, the Park will
                                                                                                      if mining activities would cause “ir-
                                                                                                                                                 focus on ways to stabilize decaying
                                                                                                      reparable loss or destruction” to NPS
                                                                                                                                                 structures and providing cable nets for
                                                                                                      resources and effectively ended active
                                                                                                                                                 mine shafts that will allow wildlife to
                                                                                                      open pit mining and the filing of new
                                                                                                                                                 make use of the sites while preventing
                                                                                                      claims in Death Valley.
                                                                                                                                                 people from entering.
This open-pit borax mine from the early 1970s is within the park near the Dante’s View Road. Public      Death Valley’s last active mine
outrage over its impact led to stricter regulations found in the Mining in the Parks Act of 1976.                                                   More that 700,000 visitors arrive in
                                                                                                      closed in 2005, but unintended conse-
                                                                                                                                                 Death Valley National Park each year.
                                                   more profitable veins. Also, the use               quences of the previous 130 years of
underground. “Hard rock mining”                                                                                                                  The use of federal stimulus funds to
                                                   of chemicals such as mercury and                   mineral extraction are still with us.
operations followed but demanded                                                                                                                 improve the Park’s mining sites will
more men and greater financial com-                cyanide proved useful in separating                  Today, a reported 126 National Park      go a long way towards making these
mitment. By selling shares to the                  ore such as gold from other materials,             units contain mine features that may       visits safe and enjoyable for everyone.
public based on the assumed profits                leading to re-opening of mining sites
from these operations, mining compa-               that had previously been abandoned.
nies began to excavate larger mines,                  Large mines at Rhyolite, Gold-
build mills, and develop transportation            field and Skidoo attracted miners
systems to move the ore to market. By              from around the west to what be-                          STAY OUT                                       STAY ALIVE
the 1870s there were active mines at               came America’s last great gold rush.
Panamint City, Darwin, Cerro Gordo                 Rhyolite’s population jumped from
and Chloride Cliff.                                1,200 to more than 6,000 within a

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                                                                                                                             L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     IE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           42km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               F




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Big




                                                                                                                                 E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To Preserve a Way of Life




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                L




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NN




                                                                                                                                                                                            S T




                                                                                                                                   Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A




                                                                            N
To




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    T
Big Pine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Timbisha Shoshone Home-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pin




                                                                        YO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Death Valley




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               e
                                                                            N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 park boundary               land Act of 2000 provides for
                                                                       CA
                                            M A R BLE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the tribe’s living permanently




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   35mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                        C H
                                                                                                                                              Eureka




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        d                       3000ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             56km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on lands held in trust within
                                                                                                                                               Dunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                914m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      their ancestral homeland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trust lands, located by dots




                                                      J ac
                                                                                                                                                                            Deep




                                                           k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Scotty’s Castle




                                                                                                                                                                                                            A N
                                 In winter carry                                                                                                                             sand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at left, are also shown on the




                                                         as
                                                          s
                                 chains. Road




                                                                                                      S A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Visitor Center and Museum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              large map. The Act also pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LL




                                 may be closed.




                                                               Fla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A




                                                                   t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vides special use areas, includ-




                                                                 s
                                                                                                       L I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   V




                                                                                                                                                                                                                C E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing the Timbisha Shoshone




                                                                                                           N
                                                                                                                                                      Road conditions




                                                                                                                 E
                                                                                                                                                   require experienced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Timbisha Shoshone                                         Natural and Cultural Preserva-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IS




    INYO                                                                                                                                               4-wheel drivers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Natural and Cultural                                       tion Area, for sustaining the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Preservation Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        O




                Waucoba                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3mi            CANYON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tribe’s traditional cultural and




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E
                Mountain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   R A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5km                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  religious activities.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              N
                11123ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           VI
                3390m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ubehebe




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crater




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RA
 NATIONAL                                                                                                                                                                       Steel Pass                                                                                                    Grapevine                 G                                                    CA NEV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N G E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LI AD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FO                                Grapevine Peak      NYO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RN A                           8738ft            CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2663m          EY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IA                                                                                                                                                                       S




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LL
   FOREST                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HI




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mesquite Spring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BULLFROG




                                                                                                                                 R A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C                                                                                              IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C                                                                                     TA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wahguyhe Peak                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ck R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A                                                                             MO




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E




                                                                                                                                     N G E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SH




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rhyolite                                                                                                                                                               S HO
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dry Mountain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Beatty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MILE CANYON




                                                                                                                                                                                                      8674ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mount Palmer                                                                                               (ghost town)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Racetr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dea
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2644m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7979ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mine




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            V




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2432m



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ON




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FORTY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tin Mountain                                                                                      I


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8953ft                                                                                                N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C A NYON




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2729m                                                                                                     E                 C




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      L                                                                                                                                                   374                                                                                                                                                                        C AL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IC O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M O U




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             20mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BA                                                                                                                                               HILLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             32km                                                                                                                        D                                                                                                                                                 one way




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Va
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YO




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Leadfield




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    y




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FALL




  I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CA                   (ghost town)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ad




                                                                                 S A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Red Pass                                                       Ro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ss




                                                                                     L I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33mi                               TIT                                                                                                              Pa




    N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N T A I N




                                                                                         N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OU




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                53km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        M




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sh




                                                                                          E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             gh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        li
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    y




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               O




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two-way traffic                                            Thimble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             19mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Da




       Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       U                    Peak                                                                                                                                                                                      Cone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to mouth of Titus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     IN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             30km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          YO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Canyon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CAN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TA




                                                                                             Saline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A                          C                                  Daylight Pass                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TI




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NE




           O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FLA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            YO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 White Top                                                                                                                                                                                                        4316ft




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BO
                                                                                             Valley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mountain                                                                                                                                                    N                                                    1316m                                                                                                                                                                               Busted                                        SS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A




                                                                                             Dunes                                                                                                                                     Teakettle Junction                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Corkscrew Peak                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       KA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Butte                             J AC




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 95
                            Mount Inyo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Scotty




                            11107ft
                            3385m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Information




                                                                                                                  V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      29mi




                                                                                                                      A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ’s Cas




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   46km




                                                                                                                       L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M




                    M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tle




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Death Valley




                                                                                                                          L
                                                                                                                                                                                                 7mi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hells Gate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ES




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RACETRAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Buttes




                                                                                                                             E
                                                                                                                                                                                                11km                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             K
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Q




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   P
                                                                                                                                   Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ro




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HIDDEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UI




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ad




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Am




                           O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ON




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grandstand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7mi                                                Chloride Cliff
                                                                                                                                                                                Ubehebe Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         arg




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          os




                                                                                                                                                                                      5678ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Keane                                                  A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CA




                                                                                                                                                                                     1731m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10mi




                              U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wonder




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             VALLEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FL                                                                  Kit Fox




 O W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mine                                                         R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VALLEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MU




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Historic                                                                                   Keane                                                                                                                  Big




                                   N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     F




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   G                                                                                                  Lathrop Wells




   E N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stovepipe Well                                                                                    Wonder                                                                                                                 Dune

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WO O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Racetrack                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Information




       S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          U




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 S a nd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beat




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    R iv




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ty




                                            T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ulida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     er




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NYON                                                                                                       9mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Flat                                                                                   CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O




  To Manzanar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             14km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           LE




  National Historic Site                          A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mesquite Flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RB




                                                                                                                                   NEL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sand Dunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         YON




Lone Pine                                                                                                                                    SO
                                                                                                                                                  N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Devils                                                                                                                               Indian                                       A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M O U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A




                                                           I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cornfield                                                                                                                             Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cutoff




                                                                                                                                                       RA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C AN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L




                                                                       N                                                                                    N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NT
                                                                                  N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          al                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stovepipe Wells                         t




                                                                                                                                              GE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MO S




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salt Creek




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      S




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Village




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          M




                                                                                      S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In winter carry                                                                                                                                                                   Interpretive                                                                                                                                                                       D




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A IC
   Eastern Sierra                                                                                                                                                                                                     chains. Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   O




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NW
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunter                                                                                                                                                                                                        Trail
   Interagency                                                                                                                                                                                                        may be closed.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              S
                                            136                                                                                                                                         Mountain                                                                               TO                                             8mi                                                                                                                                                                                        U                                                                          E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAN
   Visitor Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         OT                                                                                                                                                             190




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C
                                                                                                                                                                                          7454ft                                                                                                                              13km                                                                                                                                                                                            N
                                                                                                                                                           In winter carry




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C re




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   YO
                                                                                                                                                                                         2272m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N
                                                                                                                                                           chains. Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           T




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ek
                                                                                                                                                           may be closed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Amargosa Valley




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   M I
                                                                                                        Cerro Gordo Peak                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A                                                                          E
                                                                         18mi                           9184ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A
                                                                          29km                          2799m                                                                                    South Pass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Winters Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5033ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N                                                                      R




                                         V A
                                                                                                                                                   LE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12mi                                                             1534m                            S




                                                                                                                                                       E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TUCKI MOUNTAIN                                                        MUSTARD                                                                                                                                                                                            T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E                                                                                                                               CANYON                 19km




                                             L L
       395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Emigrant                                                                                                                                                                  Nevares                                                                                                                                                             373
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IGN                                                                                                                     Harmony Borax Works
                                                                    Keeler                                                                                                                                                                                                            MO      N                                                           6732ft                                                     Interpretive Trail                                                   Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LE




                                                 E Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           YO                                                             2052m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C AN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C AN Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ON




                                                                                                                                                               FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vehicles longer




                                                                                                                                                                 A
                                                                                                                                                                    T                                                                                                                                               than 25 feet




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         HO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (7.7meters)                                                                    Furnace Creek                                                                                                                                              Schwaub




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    not allowed.                                                                                                                                      SEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Peak




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           JA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Visitor Center                                                     DETAIL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Devils Hole




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skidoo                                                                                                                MAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Death Valley




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Em
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panamint




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (townsite)                                                                                                            ABOVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dunes                                                                                                             Day use only                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           igra
                                         OWENS LAKE                                                                                                                                                                                                        Panamint




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Refuge




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nt
                                            (dry)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Butte                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Zabriskie Point                                                                                                                                                                            Headquarters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Golden Canyon




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         F
                      21mi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C                                                                                                                                                    ur             Twenty Mule
                      40km                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Interpretive Trail                                   na        Team Canyon                                                                                                                                                                                               ASH




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6mi                                                                Hole in                                           Pyramid Peak                                                                                                                     MEADOWS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yo




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CANYON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Towne Pass                                                                                                                                                                            9km                                           Cr                   the Wall                                          6703ft                                                                                                                           NATIONAL




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         o ne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4956ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 k                                                               2043m




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harrisburg                                                                                                                                                                          Information                                                                                                                                                                 WILDLIFE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lake Hill                              1511m                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ay




                                                                                                                                                                                                                O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pinto Peak                                            Flats                                                                                                                     s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   REFUGE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2030ft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                NY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          as
                                                                         190                                                                                                                        OW     CA                    619m




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             16km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                 INB                                                                        18mi                                                                                                                                                                                                 o                                                                                                                                                                            127




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ive
                                                                                                                                                                                              RA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    V
                                                                                                                                                33mi                                                                                                                       29km                                                            21mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eureka                      Aguereberry Point
                                                                                                                                               53km                                                                                                                                                                                       34km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr e wa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mine                        Day use only




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   190                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artists




A NGELE S AQUEDUCT
                                                       15mi                                                                                             Father Crowley Point                                                                                                                                                                                                            6433ft                                                                                                                                                                                               3040ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1961m                                                                                                   Palette                                                                                      927m                                                                                                ad
                                                       24km                                                                                                                                    Darwin                                                                                                                                                  Emigrant Pass




LOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Panamint Springs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ro
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Falls                                                                                                                                                 5318ft                              TRAIL C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A                                                                                            Vehicles longer                                                                                                                                                                            e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1621m                                         N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              L in




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                than 25 feet                                                                                                       18mi                                                        te
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       YON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (7.7meters)                                                                                                                                                                                                 To Pahrump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   29km                                                 St a                              and Las Vegas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NEMO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CANYON                                                                                                                                          not allowed.




                                                                                                                  L
                                                                                                                                                                    DARWIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11mi                                                                                                                                                         190




                                                                                                                  OW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           17km                                                         13mi                                                                                                                        Death Valley Junction




                                                                                                                      ER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21km                                                                                                                        Amargosa Opera House




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wildrose




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            R




                                                                                                                       CE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Devils




                                                                                                                           N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wildrose Peak




                                                                                                                           TE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Golf Course                                                                    Trailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E                                                                                                                                                                                          Natural




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    int
                                                                                                                                                           Darwin                                                                                                                                                                                            9064ft




                                                                                                                             NN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ROS                                                                                                                                                                                                                            parking




                                                                                                                               IA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IL D                                                2763m                                                                                                                                         Bridge




                                                                                                                                 L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CA                                                           DEATH                         CANYO




                                                                                                                                                                             H IL L S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           N                                                                       V A L LEY            N                       Badwater Basin




                                                                                                                                 FL
                                                                                                                                     A                                                                                                                         15mi                                                                            YON




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   L
                                                                                                                                         T                                                                                                                     24km                                                                                                         Charcoal Kilns                                                                    Lowest elevation in
                                         North                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rough, narrow, winding                                                                                                                                 the U.S., 282ft (86m)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Va l l
                                         Haiwee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       road. Vehicles longer                                                    Thorndike                                                                        below sea level                                                               Vehicles longer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ey
                                         Reservoir




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9mi         than 25 feet (7.7 meters)                                                                                                                                                  Badwater                                                     than 25 feet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14km          not allowed.                                                             Mahogany Flat                                                                                                                                                  (7.7meters)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rogers Peak                                                      CANYON                                                                                                                 not allowed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8133ft




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2479m              N     AUP                                                                                              Dantes                Coffin Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eagle Mountain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            R oa
                                                                                                                                     C HIN A L A KE N A VA L                                                                                                                                                                                              Bennett                                       HA                                                                                                                             5503ft




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peak                                                                                           Eagle Borax Works                                     View                 1677m                                                                                                                                                    3806ft




                                                                         CA C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5475ft                                                                                                                                                                    1160m




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            R
                                                                                                                                      WE A P ONS CE N T ER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (ruins)                                                   1669m




                                                                          T US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           G




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N




                                                                            FLA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             P A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               R




                                                                                T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Telescope Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11049ft




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                               South                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3368m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E




                                               Haiwee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              28mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E N




                                               Reservoir
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              45km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Badwater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            W




                                                                                          For Your Safety




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               W A




                                                                                          This is a harsh environment—any emergency situation                                                                                                                                                                                                    CANYON             Panamint City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ama




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       T




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     40mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SURP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (ghost town)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          M
                                                                                          can become life-threatening, especially in summer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    64km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Brown Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rgosa




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 R




                                                                                          Heed safety warnings in the park newspaper, including                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4947ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Funeral Peak




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sentinel Peak                                            C A NY O N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1508m
                                                                                          extreme heat and dehydration, unsafe driving, flash                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9636ft                                   ON                                                                                                                                                        6384ft                                                                        Deadman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2937m                            JO H NS                                                                                                                                                           1945m                                                                         Pass
                                                                                          floods, and mine hazards. Ask about unpaved road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3263ft




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          994m
                                                                                          conditions before traveling in the backcountry. Do not




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          E




                                                     RO S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          R




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T
                                                                                          use this map for hiking or backcountry road travel.                                                                                                                                                              Ballarat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (ghost town)                                                             Porter Peak                                                                                                                                                                                                                       V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A




                                                         E V
                                         395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mormon Point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GOLD



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West
                                                                                          Detailed maps are available at the visitor center and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N




                                                            ALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       L
                                                                                          ranger stations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Y




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   L




                                                               EY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A NT CANYON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Riv




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    G




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N                S   id                                        27mi                                                          L   E                                                E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          er




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NYO                           e                                   43km                                                     V AL                                                           Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Road conditions                                                                                                CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              require experienced                                                                                      ALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ro



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   G




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4-wheel drivers.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Smith Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         d




                                                                                          Park Regulations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5912ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1802m
                                                                                          It is your responsibility to know and abide by park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                                         42mi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              178
                                                         68km                             regulations. If in doubt about an activity, ask at a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WA




                           S I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RM




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EY
                                                                                          ranger station or see the park newspaper for details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SP R I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shoshone




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CAN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B




                                                                                          To protect park features the following are prohibited:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             YON




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        L




                                                                                          • Campfires outside developed campgrounds • Wood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Striped Butte




                                                  LOS A




                               E R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To Pahrump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   31mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E
                                                                                          gathering • Driving off roads (includes bicycles)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Las Vegas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   50km                                                                                                                                                 CA                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Salsberry Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 C




                                                        NG EL
                                                                                          • Collecting, removing, or disturbing rocks, plants,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     S P R I NG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3315ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3mi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       K




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1010m




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            L
                                                                                          animals or historic artifacts • Pets off leash, off roads,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5km




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BUTTE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25mi




                                                       ES A QU
                                                               E
                                                                                          or on trails • All weapons • Littering.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              41km




                                   R A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manly Peak                                                                                                                                                             Shoreline Butte




                                                           D UC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           7196ft




                                                                T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mengel Pass                                                                                                                                                    Ashford                                 Jubilee             Jubilee Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2193m                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mountain
                                                                                          North                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mill                                                    1290ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Needle Peak




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N
                                                                                                        0                                      10 Kilometers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        390m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (ruins)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               M




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sugarloaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Peak




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N YO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CO                         Ha
                                                                                                        0                                                            10 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NF                         rry




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ID                              W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          U




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             h                                                                               EN
                                                                                          Vehicles, including bicycles, must stay on roads.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Road conditions                                                                                        as                                                                                  CE                              ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    e                                                                                                                    To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  G OLER                                                                                                               W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    require experienced                                                                                                                                                                             HI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LL                                Roa                                                                                                          Tecopa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4-wheel drivers.                                                                                                                                                                                    S




                                     N E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            d




                                                                                                        Unpaved road                                    Area below                                       Lodging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         127
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     What to See
Furnace Creek Area
• Golden Canyon:    Hikers enter-        •  Natural Bridge: Massive rock
ing the narrows of this canyon are       span across interesting desert
greeted by golden badlands within.       canyon. The spur road is gravel and
An interpretive pamphlet is avail-       often rough. From the trailhead, the
able. Two-mile round-trip walk.          natural bridge is a ½ mile walk.
•   Artist’s Drive: Scenic loop drive    • Badwater:    Lowest point in North
through multi-hued volcanic and          America, Badwater Basin is a surreal
sedimentary hills. Artist’s Palette is   landscape of vast salt flats. A tempo-
especially photogenic in late after-     rary lake may form here after heavy
noon light. The 9-mile paved road        rainstorms. Do not walk on the salt
is one-way and is only drivable with     flats in hot weather.
vehicles less than 25 feet in length.                                                                                                            Guided tour in the late-1920s.
                                         • Zabriskie Point:   Surrounded by a
• Devil’s Golf Course: Immense area      maze of wildly eroded and vibrantly
of rock salt eroded by wind and          colored badlands, this spectacu-                                                           • Dante’s View: The most breath-
rain into jagged spires. So incredibly   lar view is one of the park’s most       • Twenty Mule Team Canyon:                        taking viewpoint in the park, this
serrated that “only the devil could      famous. Zabriskie Point is a popular     Winding through otherworldly bad-                 mountain-top overlook is more
play golf on such rough links.”The       sunrise and sunset viewing location.     lands, this 2.7 mile, one-way loop                than 5000 feet above the inferno of
unpaved road leading to it is often      The viewpoint is a short walk uphill     drive is unpaved, but accessable to               Death Valley. The paved access road
closed after rain.                       from the parking area.                   all standard vehicles other than bus-             is open to all vehicles less than 25
                                                                                  ses, Rvs, and trailers.                           feet in length.



                                                                                  Stovepipe Wells Area
                                                                                  •  Sand Dunes: Tawny dunes                        • Salt Creek:  This stream of salty
                                                                                  smoothly rising nearly 100 feet from              water is the only home to a rare
                                                                                  Mesquite Flat. Late afternoon light               pupfish, Cyprinodon salinus. Spring-
                                                                                  accentuates the ripples and pat-                  time is best for viewing pupfish; in
                                                                                  terns while morning is a good time                summer the lower stream dries up
                                                                                  to view tracks of nocturnal wildlife.             and in winter the fish are dormant.
                                                                                  Moonlight on the dunes can be                     The wooden boardwalk loops ½
                                                                                  magical, yet night explorers should               mile through stands of pickleweed
                                                                                  be alert for sidewinder rattlesnakes              and past pools reflecting badland
                                                                                  during the warm season.                           hills. Wheelchair accessible.
                                                                                  • Mosaic Canyon:      Polished marble             • Titus Canyon: One of the largest
                                                                                  walls and odd mosaic patterns of                  and most scenically diverse canyons
                                                                                  breccia make this small canyon a fa-              in the park. Within its lofty walls
                                                                                  vorite. The twisting lower canyon is              visitors can find multi-colored vol-
Scotty’s Castle                                                                   so narrow hikers must walk through                canic deposits, a ghost town, Indian
                                                                                  it single-file. Some rock scrambling              petroglyphs, bighorn sheep, and
                                                                                  is required. The canyon opens up                  deep, winding narrows.
                                                                                  after ½ mile to reveal the heights                Titus Canyon is accessible to high-
Scotty’s Castle Area                                                              of Tucki Mountain, but hikers can                 clearance vehicles via a 26-mile, one-
                                                                                  continue another 1½ miles.                        way dirt road beginning outside the
• Scotty’s Castle: Prospector “Death • Eureka Dunes:        Rising majesti-                                                         park. Standard vehicles may reach
Valley Scotty” claimed this elabo-       cally nearly 700 feet, these are the                                                       the canyon’s mouth from the west
rate Spanish-style mansion was built     highest dunes in California. Isolated                                                      via a two-way section of road.
by gold from his fictitious mine. In     from other dunes, they are an evo-
reality, it was the 1920s vacation       lutionary island, home to rare and
home of his wealthy friends. Today,      endangered species of plants and
living history tours of the castle’s     animals. To give them extra pro-
richly furnished interior are given by   tection, the dunes are off limits to
costumed park rangers.                   sandboarding and horseback riding.
• Ubehebe Crater:     More than 300      • The Racetrack:    Rocks mysteri-
years ago the desert silence was         ously slide across the dry lakebed
shattered by a massive volcanic ex-      of the Racetrack, leaving behind
plosion caused by the violent release    long tracks for visitors to ponder. A
of underground steam pressure.           high-clearance vehicle is needed to
When the cinders and dust settled,       traverse the 27 miles of rough dirt
this 600 feet deep crater remained.      road, but ask at a ranger station for
Although easily visible from the         current road conditions.
paved road, hikers may want to
circle the crater rim to see smaller
craters.



Panamint Springs Area                                                             Telescope Peak reflected in the spring-fed pool at Badwater.


• Father Crowley Vista: A landscape • Wildrose Charcoal Kilns: These              • Lee Flat Joshua Trees: The finest               • Aguereberry Point: 1000 feet
of dark lava flows and volcanic cin-     ten beehive-shaped structures are        stands of tree-sized yuccas in the                higher than Dante’s View, this view-
ders abruptly gives way to the gash      among the best preserved in the          park grow in this mountain-rimmed                 point gives a perspective over Death
of Rainbow Canyon below this view-       west. Built in 1876 to provide fuel      valley. Take the paved but rough                  Valley from the west. Along the
point. Walk the dirt track east of the   to process silver/lead ore, they still   Saline Valley Road to a junction in               gravel road is the remains of Pete
parking lot for a grand overlook of      smell of smoke today. The last 2         Lee Flat. The gravel roads in either              Aguereberry’s camp and his Eureka
northern Panamint Valley.                miles of gravel road to the kilns are    direction will provide good views of              MIne. The last climb to the point
                                         passable to most vehicles.               Joshua trees.                                     may require a high-clearance vehicle

6   Death Valley Visitor Guide
    Walks and Hikes
Things to Know Before You Go
Before starting a hike, learn the cur-   Constructed trails are rare in this      Hiking in low elevations can be
rent conditions, water availability,     park. Trails are provided in places      dangerous when it is hot. The high
and weather forecasts. Backpackers       that are heavily used and sensitive      peaks can be covered with snow in
should obtain a free permit.             to damage. If a trail is there, please   winter and spring. The best time to
Always carry water. Two liters for       use it. Most hiking routes in the        hike in the park is October to April.
a short winter dayhike; 4 liters or      park are cross-country, up canyons,      Dogs and bicycles are not allowed
more in the summer or for long           or along ridges. Footing can be          on trails or in the wilderness.
hikes.                                   rough & rocky.


Trails & Routes
Golden Canyon                            Salt Creek                               Darwin Falls
Length: 1 mile, one-way.                 Length: ½ mile round-trip.               Length: 1 mile, one-way
Difficulty: easy                         Difficulty: easy                         Difficulty: moderate
Start: Golden Canyon parking area,       Start: Salt Creek parking area, 1 mile   Start: Darwin Falls parking area, 2.4
2 miles south of Hwy 190 on Badwa-       off Hwy 190 on graded gravel road,       miles up gravel road toward Dar-
ter Road.                                13.5 miles north of Furnace Ck.          win, turn one mile west of Panamint
Description: Easy trail through color-   Description: Boardwalk along small       Springs Resort on Hwy 190.
ful canyon. Red Cathedral located ¼      stream. Good for viewing rare pup-       Description: Year-round waterfalls
mile up canyon from last numbered        fish and other wildlife. Best in late    and lush vegetation tucked into a
marker. Interpretive trail guides are    winter/early spring.                     rugged canyon. Can be overgrown
available.                                                                        and has some rough spots. There is a
                                         Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
                                                                                  trail to first waterfall but dangerous
Gower Gulch Loop                         Length: 2 miles to highest dune.         cliffs beyond.
Length: 4 miles round-trip.              Difficulty: easy to moderate
                                                                                  Titus Canyon Narrows
Difficulty: moderate                     Start: 2.2 miles east of Stovepipe
                                                                                  Length: 1.5 miles, one-way.
Start: Golden Canyon parking area,       Wells on Hwy 190.
2 miles south of Hwy 190 on Badwa-                                                Difficulty: easy
                                         Description: Graceful desert dunes,
ter Road.                                numerous animal tracks. Walk cross-      Start: Titus Canyon Mouth parking
Description: Colorful badlands, can-     country to 100 ft. high dunes. Best      area, 3 miles off Scotty’s Castle Road
yon narrows, old borax mines. Hike       in morning or afternoon for dra-         on graded gravel road.
up Golden Canyon to marker #10,          matic light. Also good for moon-lit      Description: Easy access to lower
                                         hikes. No trail.                         Titus Canyon. Follow gravel road up      Bristlecone pine on Telescope Peak.
then follow trail over badlands and
down Gower Gulch to finish loop.                                                  wash 1.5 miles through narrows or
Two easy dryfalls must be scrambled
                                         Mosaic Canyon
                                                                                  continue to Klare Springs and petro-     Summer Hikes
                                         Length: ½ to 2 miles, one-way.           glyphs at 6.5 miles.
down. Ask for Gower Gulch hand-
out at Visitor Center.                   Difficulty: moderate
                                                                                  Fall Canyon                              Dante’s Ridge
                                         Start: Mosaic Canyon parking area,                                                Length: ½ miles to first summit,
Desolation Canyon                                                                 Length: 3 miles, one-way.
                                         2 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village                                              4 miles one-way to Mt. Perry
Length: 1½ miles, one-way.               on graded gravel road.                   Difficulty: moderately strenuous
                                                                                                                           Difficulty: moderate
Difficulty: moderate                     Description: Popular walk up a           Start: Titus Canyon Mouth parking
                                                                                  area, 3 miles off Scotty’s Castle Road   Start: Dantes View parking area
Start: Parking area at end of ½ mile     narrow, polished marble-walled
dirt road off Badwater Road, 3.7         canyon. First ½ mile is narrowest        on graded gravel road.                   Description: Follow ridge north of
miles south of Hwy 190                   section. Some slickrock scrambling       Description: Spectacular wilderness      Dantes View for spectacular vistas
                                         necessary. “Mosaics” of fragments        canyon near Titus Canyon. Follow         and a cool place to escape summer
Description: Narrow canyon through
                                         of rocks cemented together can be        informal path ½ mile north along         heat. No trail for last 3.5 miles
colorful badlands. Follow old road
and then main wash east continuing       seen in canyon walls. Bighorn sheep      base of mountains, drop into large       Wildrose Peak
toward cliffs, then follow the wash      sighted occasionally.                    wash at canyon’s mouth, then hike        Length: 4.2 miles, one-way.
draining from the south. Hike up                                                  2½ miles up canyon to 20’ dryfall.
                                                                                                                           Difficulty: moderately strenuous
canyon, keeping to the right at the                                               You can climb around the dryfall
forks. No trail in canyon.                                                        300’ back down canyon on south           Start: Charcoal Kilns parking area
                                                                                  side for access to best narrows.         on upper Wildrose Canyon Road.
Badwater Salt Flats                                                               Canyon continues another 3 miles         Description: A good high peak to
Length: as long or short as you like                                              before second dryfall blocks pas-        climb (9,064 ft.). Trail begins at
(the salt flats are 5 miles across)                                               sage. No trail in canyon.                north end of kilns with an elevation
Difficulty: easy to moderate;                                                                                              gain of 2,200 ft. Spectacular views
                                         Golden Canyon
sections may be muddy or rough.                                                                                            beyond 2 mile point. Steep grade
Start: Badwater parking area                                                                                               for last mile.
Description: Follow the path out                                                                                           Telescope Peak
from Badwater Pool into the purity                                                                                         Length: 7 miles, one-way.
of white salt and the nation’s low-
                                                                                                                           Difficulty: strenuous
est elevation at 282 feet below sea
level. Avoid hiking here in the hot                                                                                        Start: Mahogany Flat Campground
months due to the lack of shade and                                                                                        at end of upper Wildrose Canyon
extreme temperatures.                                                                                                      Road. Rough, steep road after the
                                                                                                                           Charcoal Kilns.
Natural Bridge Canyon                                                                                                      Description: Trail to highest peak
Length: ½ mile to natural bridge,                                                                                          in the park (11,049 ft.) with a 3,000
1 mile to end of canyon.                                                                                                   ft. elevation gain. Climbing this
Difficulty: easy                                                                                                           peak in the winter requires ice axe
Start: Natural Bridge parking area,                                                                                        and crampons, and only advised for
1.5 miles off Badwater Rd. on gravel                                                                                       experienced winter climbers. Trail is
road, 13 miles south of Hwy 190.                                                                                           usually snow-free by June.
Description: Uphill walk through
the narrow canyon. Large natural
bridge at ½ mile. Trail ends at dry
waterfall.
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      Visitor Services
    Furnace Creek Visitor Center                                                     Scotty’s Castle
(760) 786-3200                                                                   (760) 786-2392
www.nps.gov/deva                                                                 www.nps.gov/deva/historyculture/scottys-castle.htm
The Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service.                     Scotty’s Castle is operated by the National Park Service.
The Death Valley Natural History Association operates the bookstore.             The Death Valley Natural History Association operates the bookstore.
• Information        • Ranger Talks     • Orientation                            • Daily Tours       • Museum
• Museum             • Auditorium         Programs                                 (fee charged)     • Bookstore
• Bookstore          • Campgrounds      • free Wi-Fi                             • Trails            • Gift Shop


    Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resorts                                                Stovepipe Wells Village
(760) 786-2345                                                                   (760) 786-2387
www.furnacecreekresort.com                                                       www.stovepipewells.com
Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch is privately owned and managed by                      Stovepipe Wells Village is a park concession, operated and managed by
Xanterra Parks & Resorts.                                                        Xanterra Parks & Resorts.
•   Historic Hotel   •   Gas Station    • Swimming           • Tennis Courts     •   Motel           • Gift Shop        • Showers            • RV Hook-ups
•   Motel            •   Diesel           Pool               • Paved Airstrip    •   Restaurant      • Convenience      • Swimming           • Campground
•   Restaurants      •   Propane        • Horse Rides        • Jeep rentals      •   Bar               Store              Pool               • Ranger Station
•   Bars             •   Tire Repair    • Carriage Rides       and tours         •   ATM             • Gas Station      • Paved Airstrip
•   General Store    •   Post Office    • Borax
•   Gift Shops       •   Showers          Museum
•   ATM              •   Laundromat     • Golf Course


    Panamint Springs Resort                                                          Medical Services
                                                                                 Amargosa Clinic                        Death Valley Health Clinic
(775) 482-7680                                                                     858 Farm Road                          Hwy 127
www.deathvalley.com/psr/                                                           Amargosa Valley, NV                    Shoshone, CA
Panamint Springs Resort is privately                                               (775)372-5432                          (760) 852-4383
owned and operated.                                                              Beatty Clinic                          Nye General Hospital
                                                                                   350 S. Irving St.                      825 W Main
•   Motel                                                                          Beatty, NV                             Tonopah, NV
•   Restaurant                                                                     (775) 553-2208                         (775) 482-6233
•   Bar                                                                          Desert View Regional Hospital          Southern Inyo Hospital
•   Gas Station                                                                    360 S. Lola Ave.                       501 E. Locust
•   Campground                                                                     Pahrump, NV                            Lone Pine, CA
•   RV Hook-ups                                                                    (775) 751-7500                         (760) 876-5501
•   Showers




    CAMPGROUNDS                    Season           Elevation           Fee             Sites      Water     Tables Firepits          Toilets        Dump Station


Furnace Creek                      all year           -196´           $18**             136         yes        yes         yes         flush             yes
Sunset                         mid-Oct to mid-Apr     -196´             $12             270         yes          no        no          flush             yes
Texas Spring                   mid-Oct to mid-Apr   sea level           $14             106         yes        yes         yes         flush             yes
Stovepipe Wells                mid-Oct to mid-Apr   sea level           $12             190         yes       some       some          flush             yes
Mesquite Spring                    all year          1800´              $12              30         yes        yes         yes         flush             yes
Emigrant (tent only)               all year          2100´             free              10         yes        yes         no          flush             no
Wildrose                           all year          4100´             free              23         yes        yes         yes             pit           no
Thorndike*                        Mar-Nov            7400´             free              6          no         yes         yes             pit           no
Mahogany Flat*                    Mar-Nov            8200´             free              10         no         yes         yes             pit           no
 *Accessible to high-clearance vehicles only. 4-wheel drive may be necessary.
**Furnace Creek Campground fee changes to $12 per night from mid-April to mid-October



Campground Rules & Information
• Camping reservations are              For reservations call toll-free at:      • Generator hours are from 7 am        • RV Hookups are available only at
available only for Furnace Creek        1-877-444-6777 or visit the website      to 7 pm, unless otherwise posted.      the concession-run Stovepipe Wells
Campground and group campsites          at recreation.gov                        Generators are not allowed at Texas    RV Park and the privately-owned
through National Recreation Reser-      • Group size of no larger than 8         Springs Campground.                    Furnace Creek Ranch Resort and
vation Service. Reservations can be                                                                                     Panamint Springs Resort.
made for the camping season of Oc-
                                        people and 2 vehicles is allowed         •   Sunset Campground: To assist

tober 15 thorough April 15. Furnace
                                        per campsite. Only one RV allowed        us in the event of an emergency,       • Texas Springs Campground (Up-
                                        per site. Larger groups that want        please back in your RV unit or use a   per Loop) Limits on RV site use may
Creek Campground reservations           to camp together can reserve the                                                apply in springtime to accomodate
                                                                                 pull-through site.
can be made six months in advance.      group sites at Furnace Creek Camp-                                              increased demand for tent camping
Group campsites reservations can be     ground.                                                                         space.
made 11 months in advance.

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