Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park

This book is the definitive guide to Death Valley National Park. It is a massive size at nearly 500 pages and incredibly comprehensive. It covers everything you need for one trip to the park, or a lifetime of trips. We use this book and recommend it.

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Hiking Death Valley National Park

This is the Death Valley National Park entry in the extensive Falcon Guides series. When looking for a hiking guide book of a park, we generally look for the Falcon Guide first. With few exceptions, they are very good at what they do, and we like to have a consistent format to get used to. Like most books in the Falcon series, there is also a much shorter “Best Easy Day Hikes” companion book, that describes only the shorter hikes. It is listed next.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Death Valley National Park

This is the Death Valley National Park entry in the extensive Falcon Guides Best Easy Day Hikes series. This is the shorter version of the book above. It focuses on the shorter, easier hikes in the book, although some can still be quite steep. There is less general information, and the trail information is more abbreviated, but if all you plan to do is the quick and easy trails, you can save a little money over the full guide above.

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The Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley

Death Valley National Park is a truly massive place. There are many good photography spots, but the size of the park makes it hard to do in a day or two. This book is very helpful for knowing the best spots to be, along with the best times, to make the most of your time.

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Death Valley (Images of America)

This book is part of the Images of America series. It contains history and stories, along with a large number of historical photographs.

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