Scotty's Castle Road Construction
Expect 30 minute delays Monday-Saturday on Scotty's Castle Road and Mesquite Springs Campground Road. Caution advised due to unpaved surfaces and sections of one-lane road.
Scotty's Castle Road Closure
The road from Scotty's Castle east to the park boundary will be closed to all traffic from February 10 to April 10, 2014. The Castle can be accessed from the south via CA-190 and Scotty's Castle Road; expect 30 minute delays.
NOTICE: Scotty's Castle is open, however construction crews are doing work on Scotty's Castle Road expect delays of up to 30 minutes between Grapevine Ranger Station, and park boundary at NV-267 and on road to Mesquite Springs Campground. Caution is advised due to unpaved surfaces and sections of one-lane road. Between February 10 and April 10, 2014, the road from Scotty's Castle east to the park boundary will be closed. Scotty's Castle will remain open during this time, but will only be accessible from the south via CA-190 and Scotty's Castle Road.
Please call 760-786-2392 for updated information.
See what is hidden under Scotty's Castle
The Underground Tour takes you into the basement beneath the Castle for a look at the historic technology which, considering the remote desert location and the time-period, was very advanced. You will also be able to see modern technology that the National Park Service is using to help preserve the Castle. The tour will lead you through part of the tunnel system that runs beneath the Castle. The tour will culminate with a demonstration of the Pelton Water Wheel used to furnish the Castle with electricity.
The tour is completely separate from the house tour and lasts about an hour. If you have not visited Scotty's Castle before, we recommend going on the main house tour first.
Tours are available three or four times daily November through April and occasionally in May, September, And October. Underground Tours are not offered in June, July, and August.
Tours are limited to 15 people. This tour is not ADA accessible.
Tickets are sold for the day of the tour at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. There may be a two-hour wait for the next available tour during peak visitation periods such as Thanksgiving weekend, the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day, and mid-February through April. Visitation is highest between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 for Scotty's Castle tours. Advanced tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance. The day of the tour, tickets may only be purchased in person at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center.Contact 760-786-2392 for more information.
Combination Tour pricing saves money for people going on both the House Tour and Underground Tour on the same day.
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