Scotty’s Castle Road beyond Ubehebe Crater was destroyed by flash floods in October of 2015 and is not expected to reopen until at least Fall of 2021. There is no access to the castle itself, which was also damaged, and no access to NV-267 at the Nevada line.
Scotty’s Castle Road
Scotty’s Castle Road heads in a generally northwest direction from California Highway 190, before turning briefly northeast towards Scotty’s Castle itself and the park boundary. This is a long, fast road through a very remote area.
Mile 0 – CA-190 Junction
The Scotty’s Castle Road begins at its junction with CA-190.
Mile 0.6 – Daylight Pass Road
The Daylight Pass Road heads off to the right. This road crosses the Nevada border shortly before leaving the park and becomes NV-374.
Mile 15.1 – Titus Canyon Road
The unpaved Titus Canyon Road is on the right.
Mile 33.2 – Mesquite Spring Campground
The access road to the Mesquite Spring Campground is on the left.
Mile 33.6 – Entrance Station
The road passes through an entrance station. If it is staffed, the park entrance fee must be paid or a valid pass shown. A ranger station is also here.
Mile 33.8 – Ubehebe Crater Road
The side road to Ubehebe Crater is on the left. This road leads 5 miles to the crater, which was created when a type of volcano called a marr volcano exploded. It is a very scenic, and often VERY windy area. It was actually hard to remain standing on our visit in June 2007.
Mile 36.8 – Scotty’s Castle
Scotty’s Castle itself is on the left. This extremely out-of-place mansion is one of the most visited places in the park, and if you have time to take the guided tour, is a stop well worth making. The story of how the castle came to be is best told by the NPS guide as you tour the home.
Mile 40.2 – Park Boundary & Nevada Line
The road leaves the park at the Nevada state line and becomes NV-267.
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