Death Valley Tours In Winter
Tours of Death Valley during the summer can be uncomfortable, and the temperatures can actually get so high that it is not safe to stay outside for very long. During these times, we will generally change the way that we present our tours of the area so that our patrons spend more time inside the van than out in the elements. There are times when the area gets so hot that we decide to cancel tours all together until it cools down a little, just because out guest’s safety is the most important thing to us. But what is interesting is that Death Valley does not change that much visually from summer to winter, and the only real difference is the heat itself. In the springtime you will probably see more wildflowers than you will at other times of year, but if you were to choose between winter and summer for a Death Valley tour, we would suggest winter. During that time, the temperatures outside are pleasant and potentially a little chilly, which makes for perfect weather for hiking and exploration. If you are going to try to get a real up close look at the topography and plants of the area, winter is the time to do it. In the winter our tours are changed to present our guests with more time outside exploring the unique aspects of the different areas, instead of just viewing them from the bus and for short exploration times.
So what is the weather like in Death Valley in the winter? Believe it or not, it will generally be 10 to 15 degrees colder than it is in Las Vegas at any point. This means that if it is getting down into the 40’s as the sun is gong down in the city, you can expect it to be nearly freezing in Death Valley. This is one of the most unique aspects of the area, that even though it is known for being one of the hottest places on earth it will also go down to freezing and below at different times of the year. On our Death Valley winter tours from Las Vegas, we suggest that our guests wear layers of clothing that will compensate for unexpected cold or warm, because it is very difficult to predict more than a day in advance exactly how cold or warm it will be. In the winter, you will probably not be seeing temperatures any higher than the 70’s but the unpredictable nature of the weather means that you should pack for anything. It could be in the 70’s when you show up, or it could be in the 30’s. Either way, the area will be beautiful and unique to look at and explore.
Our Death Valley tours are single day trips that leave Las Vegas and return on the same day. You can expect to be tired from being outside and exploring all day in the fresh air, so we will provide everything for you from transportation to lunch. Look at our different options when you are booking.