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Death Valley National Park:
Roads and Trails - Backpacking Hikes & Trails
Bighorn GorgeScotty's Castle Area
Type of hike:
no trail; walk gravel wash and cross-country, some rock scrambling.
10 miles from Scotty’s Castle Road to upper dry fall
3.9 miles south of Grapevine Ranger Station on Scotty’s Castle Road.
Vehicle needed: all vehicles
Tin Mountain and Whitetop Mountain 7.5 minute topos
From the Scotty’s Castle Road, hike down to Death Valley Wash then follow main drainage up alluvial fan to canyon. Several small dry falls are easily passed, but at upper end of gorge an 80 foot dry fall requires scrambling up talus slope on north side to continue beyond. No camping within 2 miles of the road.
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