Daylight Pass

Daylight Pass, a memorable road in the Death Valley NP

Daylight Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.316m (4,317ft) above the sea level located in Inyo County, in the eastern central part of the U.S. state of California, near the Arizona border.

Located within the Death Valley National Park, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Daylight Pass Road (Highway 374). It’s a narrow two lane road with zero shoulder, so remember to slow down through curves. Take care in the summer when the average temperatures range from 101-116 between May and September.

The pass is 54.39km (33.8 miles) long, running from Beatty, a town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada to Stovepipe Wells, in Inyo County, California. The road offers stunning views: literally every road turn has different views. Plenty of stop off points so that you can take photos.