Paleontology Tours in Death Valley

Death Valley National Park has announced the dates for tours to Copper Canyon for the upcoming winter/spring season. There will be three tours on the following Saturdays; November 24, February 9, and March 2. Sign up for the hikes begins about a month before the tour and involves putting your name in a lottery due to high demand. More information can be found at this link–

http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/paleontology-tour.htm

I last took this tour about 6 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pictures below show our group being guided up by a park ranger to the tour area and also a secret side canyon we got to explore once the official tour had ended. I can’t wait to take it again someday and I am sure that you will enjoy it, so be sure and put your name in the lottery if you will available for the tours on those dates. I think the lottery system was a great idea, because if I recall, last year the tour dates sold out within minutes of opening for reservations. So this is definitely a more fair system for everyone to have a chance.  This is one of those hikes where I can’t share many pictures, so many surprises are in store for you if you go.

Heading up towards the canyon on the tour

Heading up towards the canyon on the tour

Exploring a secret side canyon after the tour

Exploring a secret side canyon after the tour