Straddling the border between Nevada and California, Death Valley National Park is home to the lowest point in North America; boasts more than 3 million acres of wilderness; is defined by vast, otherworldly landscapes; and is a world-class winter hiking destination. With sand dunes, canyons, desert oases, wildlife, and amazing Native American and mining history, our Death Valley trips celebrate the best of this spectacular national park.
We offer a variety of ways to explore and enjoy Death Valley. For folks wanting to get off the beaten path and rough it in the stunning Death Valley desert wilderness, we offer a Death Valley backpacking trip and a hybrid backpacking/basecamp trip. Guests looking to have a diverse hiking experience of Death Valley National Park, and do it with a greater degree of comfort and/or style, should check out our Basecamp Tour or Inn-based Tour.
Death Valley is the largest contiguous wilderness in the continental United States. It's a vast, other-wordly landscape of sand dunes, sheer cliffs, desert canyons, geologic phenomena, towering four-season mountains, mining history and desert oases. It's home to the lowest point in the United States, 282 feet below sealevel. It's also home to Telescope Peak which is over 11,000 feet high and boasts incredible views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the highest point in the continental United States - Mount Whitney. Simply put, Death Valley is unique, diverse, fascinating and exceedingly wild.
There are two primary ways to explore Death Valley - on wheels and on foot (we prefer on foot). A Death Valley hiking tour takes you to the best highlights of this amazing national park, where you can get up close and personal and discover the magic for yourself. Our Death Valley backpacking trips take you deep into the backcountry, where you soak up incredible solitude, drink from unlikely oases, and explore remote wilderness.
A Death Valley hiking trip is best in late fall, winter and early spring. Some Death Valley backpacking trips - like Telescope Peak - are good into late spring and early fall. Many Death Valley hiking trails are at their prime in winter months, December through February, when many of the United States' best hiking vacation destinations are buried in deep snow, making Death Valley a truly spectacular winter destination!