Walking Tours of Scotty’s Castle Grounds

January 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Grapevine Ranger Station in Death Valley
Death Valley Natural History Association

DVNHA (Death Valley Natural History Assn.) and the National Park Service are pleased to announce another season of tours at the Scotty’s Castle Grounds (being rebuilt following floods). Tours will take place twice daily, Sundays only, at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm, starting December 2, 2018 through mid-April of next year. Tickets are $25 per person, plus ticket- ing fee; space limited to 13 per tour.


Tour Details:

  • Duration: 2 hours from pick up to drop off.
  • Accessibility: approximately a 2 hour walk over uneven surfaces. Not suitable for those with difficulty standing or walking
  • Effort: Moderate
  • For safety reasons, children under 6 years of age are not allowed on the walking tour

Know Before You Go: Group will travel together by van to the Scotty’s Castle Grounds (Approximate 3 miles from meetup location).Flash photography and videotaping are allowed. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent for biting gnats. Visitors are required to stay with the park ranger at all times. Portable toilets are located at the grounds, but you are encouraged to use flush toilets before arriving. Please carry out your own trash.

Directions: At tour time, meet the ranger-guide at Grapevine Ranger Station in the north end of Death Valley National Park. From Furnace Creek, drive 17 miles west on CA-190, then 33 miles north on North Highway. Drive time is 1 hour from Furnace Creek.

**Please note: No access to Grapevine Ranger Station from the north. Scotty’s Castle Road between Grapevine Ranger Station and NV-267 is closed.