Scotty's Castle - Death Valley National Park, CA
Lower Vine Ranch HikeHistoric Tour
2 hr. 30 min.
Notice:Lower Vine Ranch hiking tours only offered Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 and Saturday, February 8, 2014.
Scotty's Castle was not Scotty's home. Albert and Bessie Johnson had the structures at Lower Vine Ranch built partly as a residence for Scotty and partly to lock up water rights near the Castle. Scotty's modest cabin, garage, small blacksmith shed, grain shed, and corrals are seen on this 2-mile round trip ranger-guided hike over uneven surfaces.
Lower Vine Ranch hikes are offered occasional dates from December through April.
Know Before You Go
Tickets must be picked up 15 minutes in advance at the Scotty's Castle visitor center.
2-mile round-trip hike over uneven surfaces. Not suitable for those with difficulty standing or walking.
Visitors with reservations should go to the Scotty's Castle visitor center (in the north end of Death Valley National Park) to pick up tickets and receive directions to the trailhead. The trailhead is 5 miles from Scotty's Castle on paved roads. Tickets must be picked up 30 minutes before tour time to allow time to drive to the trailhead.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.