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Death Valley National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Death Valley National Park - News section for more.

  • Hikers rescued from Telescope Peak by CHP helicopter

    February 3, 2023 | 3:17 pm

    Two hikers were rescued by helicopter from Telescope Peak Trail in Death Valley National Park on February 1, 2023, after sliding downhill in icy conditions.

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  • Elderly couple found dead in Death Valley National Park

    January 25, 2023 | 7:04 am

    An elderly husband and wife from Las Vegas, Nevada were found dead in Death Valley National Park on January 13, 2023, according to law enforcement officials.

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  • Celebration of Dark Skies in Death Valley

    January 20, 2023 | 11:14 am

    The annual Death Valley Dark Sky Festival will take place February 10-12, 2023. Explore the wonders of space from one of the darkest locations in the United States. Join scientists and park rangers to learn about the cosmos and how Death Valley National Park has been used as an analog for the exploration of distant worlds.

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  • Free entrance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 11, 2023 | 8:42 am

    Death Valley National Park will join National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free entrance to the park. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors on Monday, January 16, 2023.

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  • Study being done on Death Valley’s bighorn sheep

    December 20, 2022 | 6:14 pm

    GPS collars will help produce the most accurate picture of the location, movement, and size of desert bighorn herds in Death Valley to date. They will also provide real time monitoring of how bighorn sheep respond to challenges like disease, human activities, and climate change.

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  • Solo canyoneer dies in rappelling accident

    December 12, 2022 | 3:28 pm

    On December 3, 2022, a 54-year-old man was found dead after falling while canyoneering alone in Death Valley National Park.

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  • Badwater Road & Shoshone entrance re-opened

    December 8, 2022 | 10:42 am

    Badwater Road and CA-178 opened on December 7. This provides direct access to Death Valley National Park from Shoshone, CA via the park’s southeast entrance.

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  • Cottonwood Canyon and Marble Canyon backcountry roads reopen:

    December 1, 2022 | 5:35 pm

    Death Valley National Park opened Cottonwood Canyon and Marble Canyon roads on Wednesday, November 23. The National Park Service (NPS) road crew re-established these backcountry roads after damage by flash floods this summer.

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  • Towne Pass section of CA-190 into Death Valley National Park open

    November 13, 2022 | 11:33 am

    Towne Pass section of CA-190 is now open to all vehicles. This provides access from the west into Death Valley National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Echo Canyon and Hole in the Wall backcountry roads reopen

    November 9, 2022 | 11:44 am

    Hole in the Wall Road and Echo Canyon Road reopened on November 9. The NPS road crew re-established these backcountry roads after they had been partially erased by flash floods. A free permit is now required to camp along these backcountry roads.

    Read more at nps.gov