|Death Valley National Park Morning Report in PDF format|
|Death Valley National Park Morning Report by phone: 1-760-786-3200 press 1|
|Panamint Valley Message Board|
|State of California Road Conditions: 1-800-427-7623|
|State of Nevada Road Conditions: 1-877-687-6237|
|Death Valley SUV Trails 310 pages
This is the must-have book for driving the back country around DVNP.
|Hiking Death Valley 542 pages
Focused on hiking but has information on the access roads and good general information on old mines, flora and fauna.
|Road Guide To Death Valley National Park 48 pages
This is a guide to passenger car roads but it's a useful overview of the attractions near Furnance Creek.
|A Falcon Guide to Death Valley National Park 143 pages
This is a good overview guide to the park with broader coverage than the prior listing.
|The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park 381 pages
Written by an ex-superintendent of the park. It has detailed descriptions of roads and hikes. However, it is not a good first book because it is mostly dense detail in mile by mile descriptions of a route. I used it mostly as a reference.
|I found all five of the books to be useful. Even though there is overlap in the attractions they cover, each has a lot of unique information.|
|Death Valley in '49 by William Manley
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|National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map of Death Valley 26" x 38"
The best and most detailed map of the park but the park is split between the front and back so it's hard to use while driving.
|Death Valley Backcountry Roads 16" x 23"
This map is a necessity if you're doing primitive camping since it has yellow shading over the no-camping areas. Free at the visitor center. Also downloadable as a pdf: Backcountry Roads.pdf
(It takes a minute or two to display--even with a fast internet connection.)
|Tom Harrison Maps: Death Valley National Park Recreation Map
In the level of detail, it's in between the National Geographic and the Backcountry Roads maps.
|Death Valley National Park Website|
|USGS: Death Valley Geology|
|Exploring Wild Death Valley Check out his links page.|