Death Valley: Mesquite Spring Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Scotty’s Castle, an elaborate Spanish-style mansion built in 1922 by a Chicago millionaire, lies 3 miles north of the campground. For many years it was the home of local legend “Death Valley Scotty,” a con man who convinced several wealthy investors that he owned a gold mine in Death Valley.
Although Scotty (Walter Scott) was actually the mansion’s caretaker, he liked to claim that the “castle” was his. Tours are offered daily. Windy Point Trail (0.75 mile) and Tie Canyon Trail (0.7 mile) also begin at the castle. Also nearby is Ubehebe Crater, a 500-foot-deep volcanic crater formed more than 2,000 years ago."