Death Valley Region Resources, Links, and More!

(Note: Without exception, all of these websites have much more wide-ranging content than you would expect. They are great resources!)

Death Valley National Park Official Website
National Park Service Official Press Releases about Death Valley
Death Valley Ranger Programs at the NPS Visitor's Center in Furnace Creek
Death Valley "Morning Report" from the NPS / DVNHA (Pdf file)
Death Valley Natural History Association
Death Valley Chamber of Commerce
Death Valley section on OhRanger.com
Death Valley page on Wikipedia
Furnace Creek "Live" Webcam: KLAS Channel 8 Television out of Las Vegas, NV installed a AWS Weather Camera on the roof of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center several years ago. This webcam sends a photo to the Internet every hour on the hour and is designed to give an overall weather view rather than a scenic view. The view is to the east over the Funeral Mountains just to the north of the Furnace Creek Inn. During the camping season, October through April, the Texas Spring and Sunset Campgrounds can be seen in the mid-ground. The highway that can be seen in the foreground is California Highway 190.
United States Geological Survey: Death Valley is the hottest, driest, lowest spot in North America. Despite its forbidding image, Death Valley is a mecca for nature lovers of all kinds. For geologists, this region is unsurpassed in beauty and complexity. The forces that raised majestic mountain ranges and dropped the valley floor between them are still in action today. The story of Death Valley is dominated by its geology. Its harsh desert climate results from a rain shadow effect created by mountains uplifted to the west. A unique flora and fauna are adapted to its deep, fault-dropped valleys. The extreme conditions here have attracted hardy, adaptable, and sometimes eccentric, human inhabitants. We invite you to share this fascinating desert environment with us.
Current Death Valley forecast, courtesy of Death Valley Natural History Association
Clear Skies Chart for Furnace Creek which astronomical societies use in the region
Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort
Panamint Springs Resort
Amargosa Opera House and Hotel (Death Valley Junction, NV)
Other Hotels in the Area
Amargosa Conservancy is a Death Valley area conservation organization that is incorporated as a California charitable entity. The Amargosa River Basin of Western Nevada and Eastern California features a unique free flowing river in the Mojave Desert which supports a world class array of rare and endangered species dependent upon its water. Though the region is still remote and sparsely populated, its long-term water supply is threatened by rapid growth and development. Development may put unsustainable pressures on a limited groundwater supply and threaten the flora and fauna of this most arid region of the continental United States. In addition, the numerous fresh water springs that feed the Amargosa River and Ash Meadows, and supply water to Death Valley National Park are also at risk, along with the endemic biological communities they support.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County, Nevada (or 35 miles east of Furnace Creek). To date, over 22,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands and alkaline desert uplands are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge provides habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Four fish and one plant are currently listed as endangered (including the Devil's Hole Pupfish). This concentration of indigenous life distinguishes Ash Meadows NWR as having a greater concentration of endemic life than any other local area in the United States and the second greatest in all of North America. Ash Meadows provides a valuable and unprecedented example of desert oases that are now extremely uncommon in the southwestern United States.
DesertUSA.com is a comprehensive resource about the North American deserts and Southwest destinations. The link at left takes you to their Death Valley info, but be sure to look around the whole site.
Goldwell Museum (an open air art installation) in the nearby ghost town of Rhyolite, NV
Ghost Towns of Death Valley (NY Times article)
The Borax Museum at the Furnace Creek Ranch provides the history of the property and key figures involved in the history of Death Valley and the resort. It offers a pictorial history and showcases artifacts from the past such as antique stagecoaches, mining tools and a railroad steam locomotive. It is the oldest structure in Death Valley
Rhyolite is located 4 miles west of the town of Beatty, Nevada on HWY 374. The East entrance to Death Valley, Rhyolite offers photographers, explorers and ghost town enthusiasts an enjoyable experience. For those of you who cannot visit the town we have a tour on line.
DVNP Page for Rhyolite Ghost Town
"Death Valley, Calif.: These Ghost Towns Have Clean Sheets" New York Times article, March 19, 2006 about the Cerro Gordo almost ghost town.
Cerro Gordo almost ghost town (somewhat near Lone Pine)
Beatty Museum and Historical Society
Virtual Guidebook to Death Valley: Amazing 360 degree panoramas from Death Valley

Furnace Creek Ranch now has its own bike shop, Furnace Creek Cyclery! Phone: (760) 786-3372.

Do you need a bike shop for repairs, last minute items, or for shipping bikes to and from the area? Of course, there is no bike shop in Death Valley. Our Vegas area cycling friends tell us "The best bike shop in Vegas is 'The Bike Shop' as they’re the closest shop to the airport and only one block south of Windmill which now becomes Blue Diamond Road and is a straight shot to Pahrump and DV. They also stay open later than the other shops in town which may be helpful to out-of-towners and they have a big shop with all the goodies and spares that anyone may have forgot to pack." Here is their info and be sure to mention AdventureCORPS Death Valley Cycling!

The Bike Shop
2570 Wigwam Parkway Henderson, Nevada 89074
(702) 897-1618 | (702) 897-6088 fax | www.bikeshop-lv.com

For bike shops in the Bay Area and San Diego which we recommend, check out our Community Page.

Print and use this Pdf download of the best route to drive to and from Death Valley, whether you are coming from the Vegas area or Southern California. NEVER USE A GPS TO NAVIGATE TO DEATH VALLEY! Click here for the GPS file and Garmin page for the same route.
Be sure to also visit our Death Valley "Must Do" List, featuring Thirty Plus Things to Do, See, and Experience in Death Valley, in no particular order.