February 02, 2017

Plunging canyons, remote dunes, and dramatic landscapes await visitors While you can easily explore Death Valley National Park from its main roads, a world of rugged canyons, remote dunes, and awe-inspiring landscapes awaits visitors who go off-pavement to tour the park’s backroads. Within easy reach of Furnace Creek Resort, these roads — some just a few miles long, others all-day adventures — lead to hidden spots that most park visitors miss. The routes listed here are all rated as suitable…

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December 12, 2016

Unplug and unwind in this Death Valley National Park setting As much as they add to our lives, social media and the Internet can also be all consuming. No surprise, then, that taking a break from the digital world is becoming an increasingly popular trend. With so much to see and do, Furnace Creek Resort and the surrounding 3.4 million acres of Death Valley National Park offer the perfect antidote to digital overload. Yes, Furnace Creek has Wi-Fi and cell…

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November 09, 2016

The skies at Death Valley National Park come alive at night with an increasingly rare sight in the country: a sky filled with stars. Designated the largest Dark Sky National Park in the country by the International Dark Sky Association and rated in its highest “Gold Tier” category, Death Valley boasts a black velvet nocturnal sky filled with the Milky Way arching above the vast landscape. The park attracts photography buffs from around the world drawn by its celestial beauty.…

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October 03, 2016

6 Great One-Day Trips from Furnace Creek Resort When you really want to get away, there’s hardly a more remote place than the Furnace Creek Resort in the heart of Death Valley National Park. But while the historic property — which includes the AAA Four Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek and the family-friendly Ranch at Furnace Creek — may appear to be between the middle of nothing and nowhere, orbiting Furnace Creek are several sights, towns, and attractions close enough…

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September 06, 2016

Reminders of the iconic 20 Mule Team, symbol of Death Valley, remain near Furnace Creek today Quick. Which Death Valley animals appeared at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, attended Woodrow Wilson’s 1917 inauguration and the 1937 dedication of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? If you answered mules — specifically the 20 Mule Team that hauled borax out of Death Valley in the late 19th century — you would be right. Those of a certain age might…

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August 03, 2016

Gurgling waters, date palms, and flowering shrubs make Furnace Creek Resort stand out in Death Valley National Park When Americans think of an oasis, they conjure up images of Lawrence of Arabia and Omar Sharif, or hum the tune Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldaur. These exotic, romantic environments are the stuff of legend. But there’s a very real oasis in the U.S. at the Furnace Creek Resort, located in 3.3 million-acre Death Valley National Park — the largest…

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July 01, 2016

Two-wheeling it through this national park is an otherworldly experience I began riding motorcycles as a teenager and, in the years since, I’ve explored 46 of the Lower 48 states by motorcycle, took a two-wheel tour of the Alps, wrote a book about exploring America by motorcycle, followed the 1914 path of Erwin ‘Cannon Ball’ Baker on the San Diego-New York City Cannon Ball Centennial Ride, and have repeatedly been punished by wind, rain, snow, and ice on my bike.…

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June 01, 2016

Death Valley, the Largest Dark-Sky Park in the U.S., is Center Stage for Stargazing One of the rarest and greatest natural attractions in the United States is total darkness. And one of the best places to experience this phenomenon is California’s Death Valley National Park. Because its skies are affected by only the smallest amounts of light pollution from distant cities, it is classified Gold Tier by the International Dark-Sky Association, the highest level of designation for its star-filled skies.…

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May 26, 2016

The High-Temp, High-Stakes World of Death Valley’s Extreme Sports In 1986 I set an ambitious goal to run one mile per year. As a result, by 2012 I had completed my first marathon. As impressive as that sounds, some athletes can cover those same 26.2 miles in about three hours. Then there are extreme athletes who will run 135 miles in about 24 hours, which, by any standard, is incredible. But to run those 135 miles in the harsh environment…

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April 12, 2016

Come be green with us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 23 from  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Furnace Creek Ranch. Over 1 billion people in 193 counties observe Earth Day each year, and 2016 marks the 46th anniversary of the holiday which started right here in California. To celebrate, Furnace Creek Resort, in conjunction with the National Park Service, Death Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Amargosa Conservancy will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration! Learn about our 1.2 megawatt, 4 acre…

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