Death Valley (United States)

Death Valley Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Not fit for man

Drive here in the summer in an air conditioned car, and when you unsuspectingly decide to get out somewhere you will feel like you just stepped into a hot bath - except it doesn't have any water in it. Death Valley is located in the Mojave Desert and is simultaneously the hottest, driest and lowest area in entire North America. The average maximum temperature hits 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) here, and hotter temperatures are not unheard of.

The valley is over 200 kilometers or 125 miles long and 10-20 kilometers (6-12 miles) wide and is surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is home to a National Park with the same name. Las Vegas is about 2 hours away. The scenery is a spectacular combination of sand dunes, canyons and salt flats, with always the backdrop of mountains.

The best (and busiest) times to be here are November through April. Though in March and April the famous wildflower season attracts many visitors and the lodges around fill up. Experiencing the hellish heat in summer is amazing too, but don't expect to be able to get out of the car for long periods of time. 3 towns in Death Valley where you will find places to stay are Beatty, Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek. None of these are (on average) much closer to the main sights as all others, so you can safely pick anyone. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Death Valley is a region in United States. It is situated at an altitude of 3996ft and the best airport to fly into is LAS (Mc Carran International, Las Vegas)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Death Valley Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

66 73 82 91 100 109 117 115 106 93 77 64

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

0.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0 0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

More Death Valley travel resources

Start with Wikitravel, Lonely Planet and Fodor's. Move on to, then check out 9 things to see in Death Valley and read up on some blogs.

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