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Meet-up location: Grapevine Ranger Station, Death Valley National Park

Grapevine Ranger Station

Grapevine Ranger Station, CA 92328

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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 ongoing preservation work.

Walking tours are scheduled Saturdays at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm, December 2, 2017 - April 14, 2018. $25 per person, plus ticketing fee. Space is limited to 13 participants per tour. Tickets must be purchased here to attend.

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 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.


FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes! The name on the ticket doesn't have to match the participant, but space is limited. To be allowed on the tour participants must have a ticket proving reservation. This ticket will be emailed to you after purchase.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the event?

Yes, participants must be at least 6 years of age to participate.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

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. You will be shuttled as a group the last three miles to the Scotty's Castle grounds.

What can I bring into the event?

Visitors are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent for biting gnats. Cameras are okay; flash photography and videotaping are allowed. No pets please.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call us weekdays at 1-800-478-8564 ext 10 or email us at memberships@dvnha.org.

What's the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS. Your ticket will not be refunded if you are unable to attend. Please make sure that the date and time you select for your tour is correct. Ticket purchase goes to a good cause: restoration and preservation of the Castle!

Location

Meet-up location: Grapevine Ranger Station, Death Valley National Park

Grapevine Ranger Station

Grapevine Ranger Station, CA 92328

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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