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Guided Tours

ranger-guided walk
photo by bob greenburg

Ranger Guided Programs
During the main visitor season, November to April, Park Rangers lead a variety of walks and talks. The Ranger Programs Schedule changes each week. Additional programs may be presented at other times, ask at the Visitor Center for more information.

Full Moon Festivals
See Death Valley in a different light! The desert becomes magical under the glow of the moon. Each month in the cooler seasons you can join a ranger on special programs to celebrate the full moon.

Paleontology Tours
View several million year old fossil mammal tracks. Although this fragile paleontological resource area is usually closed to the public, there will be three Ranger-led tours on selected dates.

Scotty's Castle House Tours
Guided living history tours of the main house interior are conducted daily 365 days a year, 7 days a week. The interior of the house is a working museum.

Scotty's Castle Underground Tour
This tour focuses on the technology that Mr. Johnson used in building and living in his castle.

Lower Vine Ranch Tours
Death Valley Scotty actually lived at the Lower Vine Ranch rather than at Scotty's Castle. Although the Lower Vine is usually closed to the public, this winter there will be Ranger-led tours on select dates.

Did You Know?

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea, between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest at 1371 feet below sea level.