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Additional areas of Death Valley NP’s backcountry reopened: Sections of Eureka Valley and Saline Valley

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Additional areas of Death Valley NP’s backcountry reopened:
Sections of Eureka Valley and Saline Valley 

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Eureka Dunes. NPS photo by Jamie Jirele.

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Portions of Eureka Valley and Saline Valley opened on November 30. These are the most recent portions of Death Valley National Park to reopen after every road in the park was damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Hilary in August.

Many roads in the park are still closed due to flood damage. National Park Service officials state these temporary closures are necessary for safety and to prevent damage of natural and cultural resources when people drive offroad around damaged road sections. Travelers should review current status at nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

Eureka Valley and Saline Valley can only be accessed by entering the park from Big Pine, CA. These roads were repaired by Inyo County.

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Map showing open roads in green and closed roads in red.

Eureka Dunes are the tallest dunes in California. The Big Pine – Death Valley Road is open from Big Pine to Eureka Valley. It is closed east of the Eureka Valley junction. Eureka Dunes primitive campground is now open. Eureka Valley Road / Steel Pass Road is closed past the campground due to flood damage.

The soaking tubs and primitive campground at Saline Valley Warm Springs are now open. The only route open to drive there is from Big Pine, CA over Saline Valley Road’s North Pass. Saline Valley Road’s South Pass and Steel Pass Road past Palm Springs are still closed due to flood damage.


Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural resources, cultural resources, exceptional wilderness, scenery, and learning experiences within the nation’s largest conserved desert landscape and some of the most extreme climate and topographic conditions on the planet. Learn more at www.nps.gov/deva.  

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