DVNHA is a proud Road Scholar program provider, facilitating quality Death Valley hiking for active adults. Join us!
This section is intended to provide you with information about Road Scholar (Formerly Elderhostel) Hiking Programs in Death Valley National Park.
Hiking Death Valley - Program #6120 (Level 5)
Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history, mines and minerals, and its geological phenomena show a land torn by immense physical changes. Enjoy a diversity of Level 5 hikes led by experienced guides on varying terrain through scenic canyons, across ancient lake deposits and into crystallized salt pans. Visit abandoned borax mining areas and gentle climbs across alluvial fans, mesquite flats and mud playas. We also plan to visit Bad Water (-282 feet below sea level) Stovepipe Wells, Salt Creek, Dantes View, Ubehebe Crater and Scotty’s Castle. Hikes are moderately strenuous.
Round trip transportation is available from Las Vegas with prior arrangements, for an additional fee of $100.00 per person. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance. (For shuttle reservations, please call 775-764-0726).
Motel accommodations in Death Valley, California are at the Furnace Creek Ranch, located inside Death Valley National Park. Rooms have private baths, TV’s, phones, and refrigerators. The Ranch offers a year round pool that is heated by local warm springs (remember to bring your suit)!
This Season’s Hiking Death Valley - Program #6120 (Level 5) Dates
|November 2016||December 2016||January 2017||February 2017|
|Dec 4 - Dec 9, 2016||Jan 8 - Jan 13, 2017||Feb 5 - Feb 10, 2017|
|Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2016||
Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2016
|Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2017|
|Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2016||Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2017|
Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016
|Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2017||Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2017|
All current and available programs are listed on Road Scholar's web page at www.roadscholar.org and can be searched by their program number.
Meals in Death Valley are at the Furnace Creek Ranch. Please note* restaurants and staff may not be able to accommodate special dietary restrictions. We apologize for this inconvenience. Refrigerators are available in the rooms for personal use.
Hiking programs offer acclimation to elevation gains, beginning at lower elevations, increasing to higher elevations at the end of the week. People residing in lower elevations should consider arriving a day or two earlier to begin to acclimate to higher elevations. It is important that you arrive in good physical condition and be active in hiking programs or regimens on a regular basis in order to gain the most benefit and enjoyment from all of the programs. Death Valley National Park is at sea level or slightly above or below!
To register online: please visit www.roadscholar.org and log in using your username & password. If you do not know your username and password select the Forgot Your Password Link on the Road Scholar log in page or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Use the appropriate program number shown above to register in that specific program. Remember, programs fill rapidly. Many of the programs offered here fill and have waitlist status only. Register early to avoid missing the program of your choice.
Please bring appropriate shoes/clothing with you. A "What to Bring" checklist can be found HERE. You will receive a more detailed daily itinerary at the Welcome Reception on the first day of your arrival.
Photos of previous seasons for your enjoyment: