Road Scholar

 DVNHA is a proud Road Scholar program provider, facilitating quality Death Valley hiking for active adults.

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Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Moderately Challenging level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page or go to their home page,, and search for program #6120.

This Season’s Hiking Death Valley - DATES


November 5 - November 10, 2017 4 - Moderately Challenging
December 3 - December 8, 2017 4 - Moderately Challenging
January 7 - January 12, 2018 4 - Moderately Challenging
January 21 - January 26, 2018 4 - Moderately Challenging
January 28 - February 2, 2018 4 - Moderately Challenging
February 4 - February 9, 2018 5 - Challenging
February 11 - February 16, 2018 4 - Moderately Challenging
February 25 - March 2, 2018 4 - Moderately Challenging

REGISTRATION: Please visit or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photos of previous seasons for your enjoyment:

November 17, 2013 Photos         December 8, 2013 Photos          December 15, 2013 Photos                     

January 12, 2014 Photos             January 19, 2014 Photos            January 26, 2014 Photos                       

  February 2, 2014 Photos              February 9, 2014 Photos            February 16, 2014 Photos

  March 2, 2014 Photos                   March 9, 2014 Photos                 January 6, 2013 Photos 

  January 27, 2013 Photos              February 10, 2013 Photos          March 3, 2013 Photos

  March 10, 2013 Photos                March 17, 2013 Photos              February 24, 2013 Photos

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Death Valley Natural History Association
PO Box 188
Death Valley, CA 92328

1-800-478-8564 ext. 10
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