Death Valley National Park

Resources and Nearby Attractions

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The Final Frontier on Film: Photographing Trona Pinnacles

Surviving Summer in Death Valley: Learning from the Wild

Death Valley Scotty

Death Valley Winter Washout

Death Valley Weekend Field Trip, 1996

Death Valley Reprieve

Salt Flats of Death Valley

Cities & Towns

Baker, California: 60 miles south.

Beatty, Nevada: 15 miles east.

Bishop, California: 90 miles west.

Big Pine, California: 75 miles west.

Barstow, California: 120 miles south.

Las Vegas, Nevada: 85 miles east.

Lone Pine, California: 30 miles west.

Mojave, California: 125 miles south.

Ridgecrest, California: 70 miles southwest.

Shoshone, California: 2 miles outside the Park at the southeast boundary.

Victorville, California: 154 miles south.

Parks & Monuments

Joshua Tree National Park: 175 miles south.

Bodie State Historic Park: 150 miles north.

Devil's Postpile National Monument: 130 miles north.

Mono Lake Scenic Area: 160 miles north.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 110 miles east.

Red Rock Canyon State Park: 105 miles southwest.

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

Afton Canyon (BLM)

Mojave National Preserve (BLM)

Volcanic Tablelands (BLM)

El Mirage OVR Area (BLM)

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: Nevada

Historic & Points of Interest

Shoshone Museum (Shoshone): Free tourist information by mail, phone or fax as well as to the traveling public. Phone 760-852-4524; fax 760-852-4414; email

Maturango Museum (Ridgecrest)

United States Aviation Museum(Inyokern)

Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark (BLM)

Randsburg Mining District

California Desert Information Center (Barstow)

Laws Railroad Museum & Historic Site(Bishop)

Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indian Cultural Center (Bishop)

Manzauar National Historic Site (Independence)

Rainbow Basin Natural Landmark: (Barstow)

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Take the Death Valley grand tour - see the Badwater Basin, the lowest place in North America; the dramatically eroded Sabriski Point; Artist’s Palette, with its unusual tonal colors; Salt Creek and its pupfish, Titus Canyon and more! See why Death Valley is such a spectacular National Park!

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As Titus Canyon Road in Death Valley reaches the foothills, it starts to climb and meander among the sagebrush and red rock outcroppings. The road becomes steeper and narrower as it approaches Red Pass, amply named for its red rocks and dirt. Enjoy the ride!

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