Death Valley Scenic Byway--Route 190

Quick Facts

Death Valley Scenic Byway--Route 190


(760) 786-3236


Things To Do



This State Scenic Highway crosses the sculptured landscape of Death Valley National Monument, a stark setting which contrasts the lowest elevation in North America with mountain ridges along the valley.

Map of Death Valley Scenic Byway--Route 190

Latitude, Longitude: 36.394342, -117.281456



  • Auto/Motorcycle

    81.5 mi / 131.2 km. Two hours to drive or three and a half hours to enjoy the entire byway.

  • Camping

    There are 11 campgrounds located in the Death Valley National Park. Nine of them are operated by the National Park Service, and the other two are privately owned. Most of them have flush toilets and water.

    Furnace Creek, Mesquite Springs, Wildrose, Panamint Springs, and Emigrant are open year-round. Texas Spring, Sunset, and Stove Pipe Wells are open in the winter only. Mahogany Flat and Thorndike are open in the summer only.

  • Historic Sites

    A gateway to over 3.3 million acres of spectacular scenery, expansive vistas, rare desert wildlife, and historical and cultural sites, this byway travels through sculpted hills and shifting sand dunes and even dips below sea level. Death Valley features the lowest point and the hottest place in North America.

Phone Numbers


(760) 786-3236