Scotty's Castle Road is a 100-km (62 mi) paved road, located in the northern part of Death Valley National Park. The road leads to Scotty’s Castle historic house museum. Scotty's Castle, also called Death Valley Ranch, is a two-story villa built in Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style. It was named after gold prospector Walter E. Scott. Scotty's Castle Road runs across the border between California and Nevada, overlooking beautiful landscapes.
The road is open year-round but if you travel in the summer, keep in mind that Death Valley is listed among the world's hottest places, with a record air temperature of 57°C (134°F). So carry plenty of water and if your car breaks down, avoid spending time outside in the heat. Also be cautious of rattlesnakes, scorpions, or black widow spiders—Death Valley has plenty of those. If you plan to go backpacking, you'll need a free backcountry permit from any visitor center. The best time to visit is still the cooler season between mid-October and mid-April.
In 2015 Scotty's Castle Road was damaged by a major flood, so it was closed for repairs until 2020. Scotty's Castle museum was also closed since there was no access.