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Death Valley Wilderness

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Located in the Mojave Desert along the California and Nevada border, Death Valley National Park is only a two hour drive from Las Vegas and a five hour drive from Los Angeles. There are three paved roads entering the park from the east, Highways 190, 374, and 178. Highway 367 is closed. There are also two paved roads entering from the west, Highways 178 and 190. California Hwy 190, designated a National Scenic Highway, crosses the middle of the park providing access to both Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek.

GPS is unreliable in this area. Carry a map and exercise sound judgement before driving on dirt roads.

For further information on park roads, including backcountry roads go to the park’s website,, and check current conditions. Or go to the following Facebook page

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