Death Valley National Park Road Closures
Dirt road loop off southern Hidden Valley Road. Beatty Cutoff Road All vehicles. Daylight Pass Road All vehicles. A 5-mile 4WD spur road to the north dead ends at the base of Coffin Peak.
Alerts & Conditions
In hilly areas or in curves, the safe speeds may be significantly lower. High Clearance Two-Wheel-Drive 2WD Roads These are maintained gravel roads where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is Death Valley National Park Road Closures to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. All high clearance 2WD roads may be rocky with areas or soft gravel or sand that makes travel unsafe for sedans or RVs.
High Clearance Four-Wheel-Drive 4WD Roads These are unmaintained roads where a high clearance 4WD vehicle, in four-wheel- drive, driven by a driver experienced in 4WD drive techniques, can drive the road without getting stuck. All 4WD roads may be rocky, with deep sand or gravel and steep hills Conditions can change frequently on Death Valley National Park Road Closures roads. The Roads Conditions Facebook page can also be used as a resource to ask park staff and other visitors about the conditions of backcountry roads in the park.
RVs, trailers, buses over 25 ft. Subject to flooding and closure in heavy rains. Badwater Road All vehicles. Road is narrower and rougher south of Badwater. Subject to flooding and closure after heavy rains. Beatty Cutoff Road All vehicles.
Drivers descending into Death Valley should use caution and keep their speed down due to sharp curves and narrow roadway. Subject to flooding in heavy rains. RV’s, trailers and buses over 25 ft. Road is closed when winter snow or ice accumulates on last 2 miles of roadway.
Daylight Pass Road All vehicles. Paved road exits the park to Beatty, Nevada at Hwy Provides access to Titus Canyon oneway Road and Rhyolite ghost town. Slow down through curves. RVs, trailers, and buses over 25 ft.
Provides access to Skidoo, Aguereberry Point, and Wildrose roads. Watch for potholes in pavement. Highway east All vehicles. Paved road provides access to southern Death Valley Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt Hwy Becomes Badwater Road after entering the park.
Rough with some potholes in the southern end. Highway All vehicles. State Highway is both a state and federal Scenic Byway. Large RVs or vehicles towing trailers may want to access the park from the east. Watch for rocks on the road west of Towne Pass, especially on rainy or windy days. Mud Canyon Road All vehicles. Panamint Valley Road All vehicles.
Only the last mile of this paved road is in the park where it joins Hwybut it provides the primary access to the park from the south through Ridgecrest via Hwy west.
Subject to flooding and closure during heavy rains. Ubehebe Crater Road All vehicles. Subject to closure after heavy rains. Sedans should use caution on gravel. Access to park from Panamint Valley Road. Subject to closure and flooding after heavy rains. The next one-mile section has loose rock and bedrock protruding from the road surface.
Sedans risk undercarriage damage. Subject to snow and mud conditions during wet periods. Watch out for other vehicles on blind curves! No Camping. Day use only. First 36 miles unpaved, then 4 miles paved, followed by 8 additional miles unpaved, then paved to Big Pine. Expect dust and occasional rough spots first 3 miles.
Very rough washboard. No RVs or trailers. Regular vehicles possible but large rocks require caution and slow speed. Road closed during winter months if ice and snow create a hazard. Camp only in designated campgrounds. First two miles are washboard. No camping first two miles or at the trailhead. Desolation Canyon Road All vehicles. No camping. Completely washed away by August 15, flood. Devil’s Golf…
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Caution is necessary for sedans to negotiate without risking undercarriage damage. Several storms between October 4 and October 18, caused extreme flash flood damage. The old road up the canyon is closed beyond the 4.