Hidden in the green oasis of Grapevine Canyon in far northern Death Valley, the Death Valley Ranch, or Scotty's Castle as it is more commonly known, is a window into the life and times of the Roaring '20s and Depression '30s.
Inn at Death Valley
Harmony Borax Works
The Harmony Borax Works near Furnace Creek processed borax ore from about 1884 to 1888. Twenty Mule Team wagons hauled that ore to the railhead 165 miles away.
Keane Wonder Mine
Death Valley Ghost Towns
Scattered throughout Death Valley are the silent ruins of broken dreams.
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
These ten beehive-shaped structures are among the best preserved in the west. Built in 1877 to provide fuel to process silver/lead ore, they still smell of smoke today. The last 2 miles of gravel road to the kilns are passable to most vehicles. Located in upper Wildrose Canyon in the Panamint Mountains.
Last updated: October 6, 2021