Death Valley National Park
The National Park Service and the Death Valley Natural History Association are pleased to offer walking tours of the Scotty’s Castle Grounds. This unique tour allows visitors to take a first-hand look at the ongoing recovery efforts since the October 2015 flood. Fees collected from this tour will be used to help with preservation work at this historic district.
Walking tours are scheduled Sundays at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm, December 2, 2018 – April 14, 2019. $25 per person, plus ticketing fee. Space is limited to 13 participants per tour. Tickets must be purchased online here in advance to attend.
- 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 the 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.