December 21, 2015

After October's flash floods, hundreds of miles of park roads were closed, fortunately, the National Park Service's road crews have finished repairing West Side Road and opened it just in time for the holidays! West Side Road, a 40-mile-long graded road that parallels Badwater Road on the west side of Death Valley, is now passable by two-wheel drive vehicles, the road provides access to multiple high clearance, four-wheel-drive roads, including Hanaupah Canyon, Johnson Canyon, and Warm Springs Canyon. Warm Springs Canyon Road…

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November 22, 2015

  Death Valley National Park has been a popular location to film movies and TV shows over the years. Located about 5 hours from Hollywood, it's easily accessible to the major studios and provides one of the most unique landscapes in the world. Many popular films have been shot here including the original episode of the Star Wars epic (now known as Episode IV - A New Hope) released in 1977 and The Return of the Jedi released in 1983.…

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October 16, 2015

Death Valley may seem like a vast and desolate landscape, but it wasn’t always that way. After the 1848 discovery of gold in California, the valley experienced an over 140 year mining boom. Most pioneers set out on a quest for gold and silver but were met with a notable lack of success due to primitive and inefficient technology and scarcity of water and fuel. The only long-term profitable ore to be found in the region was borax, which was transported out…

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September 25, 2015

We are in for a celestial treat this weekend! The moon will be at its biggest, brightest and most colorful! A lunar eclipse will coincide with a supermoon Sunday evening, an event that has not occurred since 1982. Since the moon will be in its closest proximity to Earth, it will appear abot 14 percent larger than usual. Since the moon will pass behind behind the Earth and into its shadow, it will also appear to have a red tint.…

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July 09, 2015

July 10 marks the 102 anniversary of the hottest recorded temperature in the world. In 1913 in Death Valley, temperatures reached a stifling 134° Fahrenheit (57° Centigrade). It's true that the valley's desert climate is hot during the summer months, although that extreme temperature has never been repeated. Many brave tourists visit us this time of year to experience the intense heat before cooling off in our spring-fed pools. Death Valley may be famous for its heat, but, did you know that…

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June 30, 2015

  A grueling 135 mile race Known as “The World’s Toughest Footrace”, the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon is returning to Furnace Creek July 28-30. Up to 100 brave athletes will embark on a 135 mile (217 km) course which starts at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, the lowest elevation point in North America, to the trail head of Mount Whitney. The journey has a total elevation gain exceeds 19,000 feet. This invitation only event features some of the toughest runners in…

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May 15, 2015

  Learn the Secrets of Our Famous Course From a PGA Champion! We are excited to announce that our Furnace Creek Resort Golf Course will be featured on CBS Sports Network’s ‘Secret Golf’ with Steve Elkington! A 1995 PGA Champion, Elkington travels the countryside digging into the heart and soul of the North American golf landscape, revealing tips and tricks along the journey. Watch him explore our unique resort and reveal some of the secrets to conquering lowest golf course in…

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April 28, 2015

  You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away for the ultimate getaway—just head to Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley. It's been said that Death Valley National Park is like a whole different planet, apparently  George Lucas agreed. Which is why he chose to film both "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" and "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" in the national park. In honor of Star Wars Day, May 4th, we encourage…

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April 20, 2015

We're proud to partner with the National Park Service in their Find Your Park initiative. We hope to introduce a whole new generation to America's beautiful national parks and monuments. After all, they are America's Best Idea! With it's foreboding name, many visitors are surprised by the beauty they encounter in Death Valley. From wildflowers and furry friends, to great hiking and mountain biking trails, to some of the best stargazing on Earth, Death Valley has something for everyone. If…

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April 15, 2015

In late spring, when temperatures begin to rise a bit in the park, some of the lower elevation flower patches are no longer vibrant. Don't worry though, wildflower season is far from over! Journey to the higher elevations in Death Valley National Park and you'll be in for treat! Emigrant Canyon Road, Townes Pass and Dante’s View are still beautiful, with fields of Desert Dandelion paintbrush and endless Acton Encelia. For weekly wildflower updates, be sure and visit the NPS's Death Valley National Park…

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