The name might sound ominous, but Death Valley National Park in wintertime is strangely inviting. From December through March, everything is cooler and quieter than it is during spring and summer, when the sun’s heat and the park’s crowds can be overwhelming. It might not be the typical winter wonderland, but this desert on the California-Nevada border offers its own kind of magic. Explore Death Valley in winter with these three must-do activities.
Getting to Death Valley National Park
Fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and pick up your rental car. Take Nevada Route 160 west through Pahrump, then turn left and follow Bell Vista Avenue across the state line. Continue onto California Route 190 at the junction and follow this road to the park’s visitor center.