Best time to visit Death Valley

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Best time of year to visit Death Valley

One of the best times to visit Death Valley is from March to May, when the weather is absolutely stunning, with temperature and visitation gradually rising. Explore Eureka Dunes, which is a must-visit site in spring. Summer in Death Valley can be sweltering but no less stunning. Make sure you have proper air conditioning in your car or consider a different season to visit this park. Fall typically starts in October with drops in temperature and tourists. What a perfect moment to join Gem-o-Rama at Searles Lake! Winter boasts a bit cooler temps and more places become bearable. Choose witnessing the phenomenon of sailing rocks or watching a super bloom and you won't regret it. Keep in mind that January through February is also the rainiest period in a year, so grab your raincoat and go for it!

9 THINGS TO DO IN DEATH VALLEY (MARCH 04 - MARCH 13)

Death Valley Super Bloom

Death Valley Super Bloom

late February–March (once in about ten years) • nature

One of the driest places on the planet occasionally gets covered with color

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin

mid-Octorber–mid-May • nature

Take in the unique surroundings of the unusual spot of Death Valley National Park

Devil’s Golf Course

Devil’s Golf Course

October–April • nature

The hottest place on Earth features lots of unique spots and this is one of the most bizarre places to visit

Eureka Dunes

Eureka Dunes

March–May | September–November • nature

You'd never think sand dunes can have so many unique secrets kept inside

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

September–May • nature

Colorful Martian landscape was created by centuries of erosion

Saline Valley Hot Springs

Saline Valley Hot Springs

March–May | September–November  • nature

A small desert oasis was a popular hippie hangout

Scotty's Castle Road

Scotty's Castle Road

all year round (best in mid-October–mid-April) • activity

The road reveals scenic landscapes of the northern part of the large national park

Panamint Dunes

Panamint Dunes

November–March • activity

Experience the beautiful desert without crowds

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

all year round • activity

Some of the most remarkable manmade features of Death Valley National Park

4 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

late July–late August (best in mid-August) • nature

Stars begin to fall in the middle of summer—get ready to make some wishes

Gem-O-Rama at Searles Lake

Gem-O-Rama at Searles Lake

October 10–11, 2020 • event

Mid-October is the only time to experience a crystal hunt at this unique lake

Sailing Rocks

Sailing Rocks

December–February • nature

An old travelling stones mystery still keeps people puzzled

Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

July 06–08, 2020 • event

Examine your stamina during one of the hardest races in the world

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