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How To Spend 2 Days in Death Valley

With rocks moving on their own, singing dunes, and a place where surreal landscapes would make you think that you have just landed on another planet. This is Death Valley. It is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in America, we explore how you can spend 2 days in Death Valley.

With 2 days in Death Valley, we take you to the must-visits, off-the-beaten-path sights, and other places that are worth visiting if you decide to extend your stay. Our highlights in this trip were:

  • Badwater Basin
  • Devil’s Golf Course
  • Zabriskie Viewpoint
  • Mesquite Sand Dunes
  • Ubehebe Crater
  • Racetrack Playa
  • Artist’s Palette
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
  • Titus Canyon

This post is for you if you are looking for answers to the questions about 2 days in Death Valley such as:-

  1. Where is Death Valley?
  2. How do you spend 2 days in Death Valley?
  3. What is the best time to visit Death Valley?
  4. Is Death Valley hotter than the Sahara?
  5. What are the best places to stay at Death Valley?
  6. Is Death Valley worth visiting?

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Where is Death Valley?

The Death Valley National Park straddles the California-Nevada border on the east of the Sierra Nevada. This park is the largest, hottest, and driest national park and is known for its rugged and diverse environment.

In 2013, the park was designated as a dark sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association. The darkest skies are near Ubehebe Crater where one can see the Andromeda and Triangulum Galaxy visible with the naked eye.


The Nevares Spring People were the earliest known hunter-gatherers that made this valley their home around 9,000 years ago. The Mesquite Flat People soon displaced the Nevares almost 5,000 years ago. 

By 2,000 years ago, the Saratoga Spring People called the valley their home. Among their legacies is the mystery of the stone patterns found throughout the valley. The last tribe that lived here 1,000 years ago is the Timbisha People.

First Europeans

The first Europeans came into the valley during the Californian Gold Rush. It was at this time the valley slowly became known as the “Death Valley”.

The story goes that the Bennett-Arcane Party became lost in these valleys after taking a shortcut off the Old Spanish Trail. To survive, they fed on their oxen and took the wood from their wagons to cook the meat. 

They eventually hiked out of the valley and a member of the party turned and said, “Goodbye Death Valley”. Their burnt wagons are at the Burnt Wagons Camp near Stovepipe Wells. The group became known as the “Death Valley 49ers”.


The earliest known tourist facilities were a set of tent houses near Stovepipe Wells in the 1920s. By 1927, the Furnace Creek Inn was welcoming tourists. As the park was becoming a popular winter destination, other facilities began opening to the public.

On 11th February 1933, President Hoover set aside 2 million acres of southeastern California and parts of Nevada as the Death Valley National Monument. 

By 1994, a further 1.3 million acres were added and the California Desert Protection Act passed, making Death Valley the largest National Park in the United States.

How do you get into Death Valley National Park?

The main road to get to Death Valley National Park is Highway 190 which transects the park from east to west.

The US Route 95 runs parallel from north to south with connecting highways at Scotty’s Junction (State Route 267 – closed until further notice), Beatty (State Route 374), and Lathrop Wells (State Route 373).

If you are coming from Las Vegas, the direct route would be via Pahrump, NV, and California Highway 190.

If you are coming from west of the park, State Route 14 and Route 395 lead to Ridgecrest, CA where State Route 178 heads east into the park. 

If you are coming from further north from Olancha, CA, you can join Highway 190 to the park. If you are coming from Lone Pine, CA, Highway 136 will connect with Highway 190 which then heads east into the park.

If you are coming from south of the park, Interstate 15 passes through Baker on its way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. State Route 127 connects Baker to Shoshone from State Route 178 and Death Valley Junction with California Highway 190.

Public Transportation and Private Flight

As of now, there is NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION available to and from the park. The only option is to self-drive. 

For private flights, there is a small airport at Furnace Creek and a roughly paved strip at Stovepipe Wells. Fuel is NOT AVAILABLE in both these areas. 

Largest Airport

The largest airport to Death Valley is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is about 271 miles from Death Valley. This is a 4-5 hour drive if you decide to stop at the ghost town of Ballarat. 

The closest airport to Death Valley is the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. This airport is about 111 miles or a 2-hour drive to Death Valley. 

Do you have to pay to enter Death Valley National Park?

Yes, there is an entrance fee to Death Valley National Park. The fees are $30 per vehicle which allows all persons traveling with the permit holder in a one-single private vehicle to leave and re-enter the park as many times, within 7 days from the date of purchase.

The rate is $25 per motorcycle within the 7 days and $15 per individual traveling on foot or bicycle within the 7 days. 

The Death Valley Annual Pass is $55 with multiple entries and exits within the park with the ticket being valid for 12-months from the date of purchase. 

America The Beautiful Annual Pass is $80 for entry and exit to various other national parks for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Read the Fees & Passes page to know more.

How do you spend 2 days in Death Valley?

With Death Valley being the largest national park in the United States, spending 2 days in Death Valley is simply scratching the surface. However, with our itinerary, you can cover the must-visits on Day 1, and on Day 2, we explore the off-the-beaten-path places.

Day 1: The Must-Visits

On Day 1 of our 2 days in Death Valley, the must-visit places which we covered were Furnace Creek, Dante’s View, and others which we explain in detail below.

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

2 days in death valley, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Furnace Creek Ranch

The first in our 2 days in Death Valley is to visit the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. The museum and headquarters of the Death Valley National Park are at Furnace Creek. Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest recorded natural ground surface temperature at 201°F (93.9°C) in 1972.

The Timbisha Shoshone tribe currently lives on the land as these lands are their ancestral home. Their tribespeople provided many of the artisans and builders who constructed the original Fred Harvey building, the Indian Village, and several Park structures.

Why is Furnace Creek so hot?

According to the National Park Service, the hot weather here is due to the depth and shape of the valley. The valley’s long and narrow basin that is 282 feet below sea level combined with high and steep mountain ranges allows sunlight to heat the desert surface.

On the other hand, the rocks and soil radiate the heat back which then leads to clear, dry air being trapped in the valley’s depth. 

Does anybody live in Furnace Creek?

Yes, the folks at Furnace Creek are mostly the people who work at the park. Read What Life Is Like In The ‘Hottest Place On Earth to know more. 

What’s the coldest temperature in Death Valley?

The coldest temperature on record at Death Valley was in January 1913 when temperatures dropped to 15°F (-10°C) at Furnace Creek. Interestingly, July 1913 saw the hottest temperatures ever recorded at 134°F (57°C).

Dante’s View

2 days in Death Valley, Dante's View

The second in our 2 days in Death Valley is Dante’s View. This viewpoint is about 26 miles or a 35-minute drive from Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Dante’s View overlooks Death Valley as it is on the crest of Black Mountain. 

Why is it called Dante’s View?

Dante’s View was inspired by Dante Alighieri, the Italian poet whose greatest literary work is the Divine Comedy which is an imaginative vision of the afterlife where the afterlife is divided into three parts. The three parts are Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.

Zabriskie Viewpoint

2 days in Death Valley, Zabriskie Viewpoint

The third in our 2 days in Death Valley is Zabriskie Viewpoint. This is our second viewpoint after Dante’s View. Zabriskie is about 18 miles or a 25-minute drive from Dante’s View. Zabriskie Point is on the east of Death Valley and is part of the Amargosa Range.

Zabriskie Point was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, the Vice-President of the Pacific Borax Company whose twenty-mule teams used to transport borax from its mines in Death Valley.

What is Zabriskie Point known for?

Zabriskie Point is known as a favorite location for viewing sunrise and sunset. With stunning views of the Badwater Basin and Panamint Mountains, this point is a must-visit. Look out for Manly Beacon, the most prominent feature, best viewed at Zabriskie Point.

How do you get to Zabriskie Point?

From Furnace Creek Visitor Center, get onto Highway 190 and continue for 4.8 miles until you reach the Zabriskie Point parking area. The drive should take no more than 10 minutes.

From Dante’s View, head north towards Furnace Creek Wash Road for about 5 miles. After that continue straight onto Furnace Creek Road for another 7.5 miles until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction, take the left turn towards Highway 190 West for 7.2 miles until you reach the parking area of Zabriskie Point which is on your left.

Golden Canyon

2 days in Death Valley, Golden Canyon

The fourth in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Golden Canyon. The canyon is about 5.7 miles or a 10-minute drive from Zabriskie Point. An easy to moderate 3-mile hike on the Golden Canyon Trailhead takes you to the Red Cathedral

The gold in the name of the canyon refers to the mustard-colored rocks that give a bright gold hue when viewed any time of the day. The best viewing times are at sunrise and sunset when the gold and the upper reddish cliff colors are amplified. 

Where is Golden Canyon in Death Valley?

From Furnace Creek Visitor Center, take the right turn onto Highway 190 for 1.3 miles until you reach the Death Valley 49ers landmark. Just before the landmark, turn right onto Badwater Road and continue straight for 2 miles until you reach the Golden Canyon paved parking area.

From Zabriskie Viewpoint, turn left onto Highway 190 West for 3.5 miles until you reach the Death Valley 49ers landmark. At this junction, turn left onto Badwater Road and continue straight for 2 miles until you reach the Golden Canyon paved parking area. 

How was Golden Canyon formed?

Golden Canyon is the result of a combination of two sedimentary rocks. The first sediment is the yellow-mustard colored rocks from the Furnace Creek Formations. These rocks are were deposited about 5 million years ago and are of soft mudstone.

The second type of rock is the alluvial fan deposits formed by ancient water, now preserved on stone, about 3 million years ago. These formations indicated this region could have been a savannah with green pastures and home to mammals.   

Badwater Basin

2 days in Death Valley, Badwater Basin, Salt Flats

The fifth in our 2 days in Death Valley is Badwater Basin. These salt flats are about 12 miles or a 15-minute drive from the Golden Canyon. These salt flats are the lowest points in North America and the United States with a depth of 282 feet below sea level.

Why is called Badwater Basin?

According to local stories, a mule from a purveyor refused to drink the water from the spring-fed pools of the basin. This led the man to believe that the water was “bad”. However, the water here is too salty to drink as the area is covered in about 200 square miles of table salt.

Can you walk across Badwater Basin?

To view the salt polygons that the basin is famous for, get onto the boardwalk for an easy 1.5-mile walk. Make sure to look out for the salt spikes on the east and the “sea level” sign.

How do I get to Badwater Basin?

From Golden Canyon, take a left turn onto Badwater Road and continue straight for 12 miles until you reach the Badwater Basin on your right. Look out for the signage to the Devil’s Golf Course on your right. 

From Furnace Creek Visitor Centre, turn right onto Highway 190 and continue straight for 1.3 miles. Just before the Death Valley 49ers Gateway, turn right onto Badwater Road and continue straight for another 14 miles until you reach the parking area for Badwater Basin.

Devil’s Golf Course

2 days in Death Valley, Devil's Golf Course

The sixth in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Devil’s Golf Course. This area is about 11 miles or a 15-minute drive from Badwater Basin. 

This golf course isn’t an actual golf course as the name was derived from a 1934 edition of the National Park Service Guidebook which described the area as an area where “only the devil could play golf”.

These rocks are large halite salt crystal formations from the minerals left behind when this area was once part of Lake Manly. Exploratory holes discovered that the salt beds extend 1,000 to 9,000 feet below ground.

Why is it called Devil’s Golf Course?

It is called the Devil’s Golf Course due to the rough texture of the large halite salt crystals that cover the area. Pointy salt spikes, some as high as 2 feet, cover the ground. This makes it difficult to walk, much less to play golf. 

Where is Devil’s Golf Course Death Valley?

From Furnace Creek Visitor Centre, turn right onto Highway 190 and continue for 1.3 miles. Just before the Death Valley 49ers landmark, turn right onto Badwater Road and continue for another 5.9 miles until you reach a fork on the road. 

At the fork, take a right onto West Side Road for another 2.6 miles until you reach the Devil’s Golf Course. You can view the golf course from the parking area.

Mosaic Canyon 

2 days in Death Valley, Mosaic Canyon

The seventh in our 2 days in Death Valley is Mosaic Canyon. This canyon is named after steam-derived rocks made from fragments of minerals. About 400 meters from the canyon’s entrance, the path narrows into a deep cut into the Tucki Mountains.

Mosaic Canyon is about 37 miles or approximately an hour’s drive from the Devil’s Golf Course. The canyon’s polished marble walls were carved from pre-Cambrian dolomite rocks that began as limestone when the area was once covered by the sea. 

How long is the Mosaic Canyon hike?

The Mosaic Canyon Hike is a 4 mile out and back trail that is moderately difficult. You can spot the Breccia that gave the canyon its name. Caution is needed when hiking the slippery surfaces of the canyon.

How was Mosaic Canyon formed?

The canyon was formed from a system of rocks known as fault lines which developed millions of years ago. Centuries of running water carved the canyon into what it is today. The area is prone to periodic flash foods that bring sand, gravel, and rocks from the surrounding hills.

Day 2: Off the beaten path

On Day 2 of our 2 days in Death Valley, we visit the three major off-beat destinations within the park such as the Mesquite Sand Dunes, the Ubehebe Crater, and the famous Racetrack Playa, home to the “sailing stones”.

Mesquite Sand Dunes

2 days in Death Valley, Mesquite Sand Dunes

The eighth in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Mesquite Sand Dunes. These dunes are the easiest and best-known dunes of Death Valley.  Mesquite is the name of the trees that grow in abundance around the dunes. 

The best times to visit the dunes are at sunrise and sunset when the sun casts its shadows along the ripples and edges of the dunes. 

Dunes of the Death Valley

The easiest dunes to visit are the Mesquite Dunes while Eureka Dunes are the highest remote dunes of the Death Valley. The Saline Valley Dunes are at the edge of salt flats and the Panamint Dunes are perched on a slope with impressive views of the valley below it. 

The Ibex Dunes are home to the Mojave fringe-toed lizard that is at the base of Saddle Peak Hills which marks the location of an abandoned old talc mine.

Ubehebe Crater

2 days in Death Valley, Ubehebe Crater

The ninth in our 2 days in Death Valley is Ubehebe Crater. This volcanic field consists of 14-16 craters with the largest being 800 meters wide and 235 meters deep. These craters are about 45 miles from Mesquite Sand Dunes.

The craters here were all formed in a single phreatomagmatic eruption about 2,100 years ago. This volcano, together with the Salton Buttes are California’s youngest volcanoes. 

What is a phreatomagmatic eruption?

These are volcanic eruptions that are the result of the interaction between magma and water. The surface features of these eruptions are tuff rings such as those on Tenerife, Canary Islands, and tuff cones such as the Koko Crater on the island of Oahu.

How do I get to the Ubehebe Crater?

To get to Ubehebe Crater from Furnace Creek, take Highway 190 for 17 miles to the intersection of Scotty’s Castle. At the junction, turn right and continue north for 34 miles on Scotty’s Castle Road until you reach the Grapevine Ranger Station on your left.

After that, continue straight until you reach a T-junction. Turn left onto Ubehebe Crater Road and continue for another 5.6 miles until you reach the parking lot at the rim of Ubehebe Crater. Ubehebe Crater is approximately 56 miles from Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

Is Ubehebe Crater worth visiting?

Yes, it is worth visiting simply because it is a spectacular sight. For the adventurous, you can hike the Little Hebe Trail which is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail along the rim of the crater.  

Racetrack Playa

2 days in Death Valley, Racetrack Playa, Sailing Stones, Moving Stones

The tenth in our 2 days in Death Valley is another iconic place, the Racetrack Playa. This scenic dry lakebed is home to the iconic “sailing stones”. This “racetrack” is about 27 miles from Ubehebe Crater on the northwestern side of Death Valley.

Why do the rocks move in Racetrack Playa?

The mystery of the moving rocks was solved when a paper published by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography showed that three events had to happen for the rocks to move.

The first was that the playa is filled with water deep enough to form floating ice during the cold winter nights and shallow enough to expose the rocks. The second was that as night temperatures plummet, the pond freezes to form thin sheets of “windowpane ice”.

Finally, on sunny days, the ice melts and breaks the panels which are then pushed by light winds across the playa with trails of soft mud below the surface.

Is Racetrack Playa worth visiting?

Yes, the racetrack is worth visiting. Go for the “sailing stones” and the beautiful scenery. Before reaching the racetrack, you can take a short walk to The Grandstand which is a large outcrop of quartz monzonite.

Other Places To Visit

You may want to consider an extra day or two and extend your 2 days in Death Valley. Some other iconic landmarks in Death Valley are Artist’s Drive and Artist’s Palette, the Red Cathedral, Teakettle Junction, Titus Canyon, and Saratoga Springs.

Artist’s Drive

2 days in Death Valley, Artist's Drive, scenic drives in Death Valley

The first place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is Artist’s Drive. This 9-mile paved road is one of Death Valley’s most scenic drives. The road takes you through rainbow-colored hills that were formed by volcanic deposits of different compositions. 

This road is one-way and is a popular route for cyclists. Due to the dramatic dips and turns, there is a vehicle restriction length of 25 feet (8 meters). The beginning of the road is marked and starts at Badwater Road, north of Devil’s Golf Course, and south of Furnace Creek.

Artist’s Palette

2 days in Death Valley, Artist's Palette, Artist's Drive Scenic Loop

The second place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Artist’s Palette. This is the highlight of the Artist’s Drive Scenic Loop Road. After about 5 miles, you will reach the parking lot of Artist’s Palette.

From the parking lot, you walk up close to the colored rocks or climb up the hills to admire the beauty of mother nature’s palette. Although, the colors are visible throughout the day, the best times to view them are either at sunrise or sunset.

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

2 days in Death Valley, Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

The third place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. These ten beehive kilns are Death Valleys’ remarkable historical structures and are located in the western end of Death Valley, in Wildrose Canyon.

Due to its remote location, the kilns are well-preserved and interestingly, still smell as if they were fired yesterday. The kilns were last used more than 130 years ago.

What were the charcoal kilns used for?

The kilns were completed in 1877 to provide the source of fuel for the adjacent to the group’s silver-lead mines in the Angus Range which are about 25 miles from the kilns. During the 19th century, charcoal was used as furnace fuel as it burned more slowly than wood and created sufficient heat to refine the ores.

How do I get to the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns?

The kilns are about 1.5 hours away from the Furnace Creek Visitor Centre. To get there, you would need to travel west for 34 miles to Emigrant Canyon Road. You need to travel a further 29 miles to get to the Charcoal Kilns.

Do note that the last 2.1 miles are gravel roads and are suitable for most vehicle types. The kilns are within viewing distance from the parking lot. However, you can explore the kilns by walking onto uneven terrain. 

Red Cathedral

2 days in Death Valley, Red Cathedral

The fourth place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is the Red Cathedral. This geological formation is located between Highways 178 and 190. The red color is from the oxidization of ore.

The best views of the cliffs are through the Golden Canyon Trail which is a moderate 3 miles out and back trail. The trailhead begins two miles south of Furnace Creek Inn on Badwater Road.  

The hiking route starts as an easy trail as it gradually goes uphill through a rocky corridor of towering canyon walls. Be prepared for some minor rock scrambling as you complete the route.

A hike to the Red Cathedral is a must-do activity when in Death Valley. Be prepared by wearing proper hiking boots, bringing a water bottle, plenty of sunscreens, and a hiking hat as the trail is exposed to the elements and can take about 2-hours to complete.

Saratoga Springs

2 days in Death Valley, Saratoga Springs

The fifth place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is Saratoga Springs. These springs are near the southern boundary of the Death Valley National Park. Here, several springs feed into the large open water ponds which are 6.6 acres, making it the third-largest marsh in the park.

This desert wetland is home to several endemic species of flora and fauna such as the pupfish, Amargosa Tryonia Snail, the Death Valley June Beetle, and the Saratoga Springs Belastoma Bug.

The springs were most probably discovered by the Wheeler Survey Group in 1871 and named after Saratoga Springs in New York. The twenty mule teams made this their rest area when on their way from Amargosa Borax Works.  

Teakettle Junction

2 days in Death Valley, Teakettle Junction

The sixth place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is Teakettle Junction. This junction is located at the junction of Racetrack Road and Hunter Mountain Road in Cottonwood Mountains, which is approximately 18 miles from Ubehebe Crater.

No one knows how or when this tradition started. According to local tradition, it is good luck to take a kettle and leave a kettle of your own as a form of offering. 

Whether this junction is a tribute to tea or a shrine to teakettles, a stop here does add a bit of cheer and creativity in the face of barren, destitute lands. 

Titus Canyon

2 days in Death Valley, Titus Canyon

The seventh place to consider in our 2 days in Death Valley is Titus Canyon. This deep, narrow gorge features limestone rock formations, petroglyphs, and is near two ghost towns. 

The first ghost town is Leadfield which was once a former mining town. The town boomed in 1925 as a result of extensive and fraudulent advertising by Western Lead Mine Company and C.C Julian. The town is an example of the get-rich-quick-schemes of the 1920s.

Another ghost town is Rhyolite which is about 120 miles from Las Vegas, on the eastern boundary of Death Valley. The town began in 1905 and by 1924, its once-thriving population was down to zero.

Several petroglyphs were made on rock faces near Klare Springs. These petroglyphs were made by Timbisha natives who came to the spring to hunt the Bighorn.

How long is the Titus Canyon Trail?

The Titus Canyon Trail is 27 miles with the last 3 miles on the west end of the trail being two-way. You would need a four-wheel-drive with high clearance to explore the most spectacular back-country drive in the United States.

What animal is Titus Canyon named after?

Titanothere Canyon or Titus Canyon was named after a rhinoceros-like creature whose skull was found there. Titanothere or Brontotheres was a herbivorous hoofed mammal that lived between 50 and 34 million years ago. 

What is the best time to visit Death Valley?

The spring months of March and April marks the beginning of life around the valley as wildflowers bloom and the mountains turn green with limited rain. This is one of the best times to visit Death Valley, especially if you love hiking the valleys. 

With spring temperatures between 82°F (28°C) to 90°F (32°C), be sure to pack plenty of water, sunscreen, and light clothing as you hike Wildrose Peak, Furnace Creek, Darwin Falls, and Little Bridge Canyon.

The summer months begins in May and lasts until September is off-season in the valley as temperatures soar between 100°F (38°C) to 116°F (46°C) and the crowd thins out. Make sure to pack plenty of sunscreens, loose clothing, and carry lots of water to prevent dehydration.

Autumn is short as it falls between October and November with temperatures ranging between the 90s and 70s. You can expect clear skies as the visitors began to flock to the area. These months are also busy with ranger-led programs. 

Some programs include the Golden Canyon Ranger Hike, Badwater Ranger Talk, and the Death Valley 49’ers Encampment.

The winter months begin from December until February with temperatures between the 60s and 70s. You would need to pack a light jacket as it becomes chilly nights and daytime drizzles. These months are the best time to visit as there are smaller crowds.

Is Death Valley hotter than the Sahara?

While Death Valley does hold the record for being the hottest place on earth with recorded temperatures being at an all-time high of 134.1°F (56.7°C), it is hotter than the Sahara desert. The Sahara desert average highest temperature is between 100°F (38°C) to 104°F (40°C).

However, the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Eastern Iran holds the record for being the hottest place on the planet at any given year. In 2005, the highest temperature recorded there peaked at 159°F (70°C). Read What Are The 5 Hottest Deserts on Earth? to know more.

What are the best places to stay at Death Valley?

There are several beautiful accommodations to stay at Death Valley. From 1920s style to modern lodgings, we give you our 3 best choices.

The Inn at Death Valley

The Inn at Death Valley is a crown jewel in the valley. This elegant hideaway was once an exclusive desert escape for Marlon Brando, Clark Gable, and Carole Lombard. The unique feature of this inn is that no two rooms are the same.

From Standard Rooms with desert vista views and Panamint Mountains to the elegant Casitas at the shadow of Oasis Garden’s date palm trees, you can be sure of unparalleled luxury and privacy. 

Death Valley Inn & RV Park

The Death Valley Inn & RV Park is located in the town of Beatty, about 8 miles from the entrance to Death Valley National Park. This motel has modern and spacious rooms that come with free WiFi, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker that give you the feeling of a home away from home.

The Ranch at Death Valley

The Ranch at Death Valley is within the national park and comes with an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. This 224-room hotel has recently been refurbished and is set along Highway 190. 

The ranch first opened for business in 1933 and has three types of accommodations which are the Standard and Deluxe Rooms as well as the Fiddlers Campgrounds which is next to the Furnace Creek Golf Course. There are 80 new cottages which further add to its historic charm.

Is Death Valley worth visiting?

Yes! Here’s why:-

  1. Underrated National Park. When compared to Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Glacier National Park, Death Valley is often overlooked. With diverse landscapes, this place is as mysterious as its name.
  2. Otherworldly Vibes. The Artist’s Palette, Dante’s View, Golden Canyon, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes were some of the filming locations used to film Star Wars: The New Hope movie.
  3. Less Crowded. There are no busloads of tourists here, which is a good thing as you enjoy the views and landscape without fighting for space. You can take some of your best photography shots, minus the crowd.

While climate is an issue here, it is essential to follow a Desert Survival Handbook as you drive, backpack, and camp on desert grounds. Don’t let the heat stop you, visit now!