Death Valley in Spring can be a great time of year to visit – overall temperatures are manageable with highs in March & April around 85 deg.
The second best season to visit Death Valley National Park is Spring. Spring brings cooler, more manageable temperatures to Death Valley, and even some clouds! March and April are great months to visit the park. By late Spring, however, expect consistent 100+ degree days. This makes Spring our second favorite season to visit Death Valley.
- March weather in Death Valley is great with warm (even hot by the end of the month) temperatures, lots of sun, and nights that still cool off into the 50s.
- April weather in Death Valley is hot with days growing longer which means more time for the sun to heat the valley. High temperatures in the 90s, lows in the 60s, and abundant sunshine.
- May weather in Death Valley is quite hot with highs consistently in the 100s and lows in the 70s. Depending on the year and your tolerance for heat May can still be a good time to visit but really marks the last month of tolerable temperatures.
- June weather in Death Valley is really hot with highs in the 110s and lows in the 80s. Visiting Death Valley during this time of year requires serious precautions against exposure and dehydration.
Spring Monthly Temperatures in Death Valley
|March||82F / 55F|
|April||90F / 62F|
|May||100F / 72F|
|June||110F / 82F|
Spring Activities in Death Valley
Spring is a great season for all sorts of activities in Death Valley National Park as longer days and warmer temperatures allow for time outdoors with reduced risk of succumbing to the elements. Popular Spring activities in Death Valley include:
- Visit Darwin Falls, a year-round waterfall in Death Valley National Park, at high water.
- Explore the sand dunes like Eureka Dunes, Mesquite Dunes, Ibex Dunes without melting (early Spring).
- See the kaleidoscope of colorful hills at Artists Palette.
- Catch a sunrise at Zabriskie Point (great anytime of year)
About Death Valley
Situated on California’s southeastern border with Nevada, Death Valley National Park spans over 5,000 square miles of otherworldly vistas. The largest national park in the continental United States, Death Valley is a park for superlatives.
Death Valley is the hottest place on earth, the lowest place in North America, and the driest place in the United States. Death Valley is also the largest National Park outside of Alaska.
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In the remote far reaches of the Mojave Desert lies the largest national park in the continental United States. Hidden here in the hottest place on earth is another world full of diverse life and colorful landscapes.
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