Badwater Road partially reopens at Death Valley National Park

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – While Death Valley National Park is still recovering from flash flooding that occurred in August and early September, the National Park Service reopened parts of Badwater Road and Wildrose in the late post- noon Wednesday.

However, many roads remain closed, leaving no road connecting the eastern and western parts of the park.

Badwater Road is open from CA-190 to Badwater Basin. This will provide access to salt flats located 282 feet below sea level in the basin, which is the lowest point in the United States. Badwater Road is closed from Badwater Basin to CA-178 and Shoshone, CA.

Other routes that have also reopened are Artists Drive and the Golden Canyon train.

Natural Bridge, Devils Golf Course and West Side Roads remain closed pending repairs. There are currently no open through roads in Death Valley National Park, and most partial entrances remain closed.

Map showing closed roads (red), open roads (green), and unpaved roads in varying damage states (orange) as of September 22, 2022.

Drivers planning to travel to Death Valley National Park should check the park’s website for up-to-date road conditions as well as regular updates to the map above.

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