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Death Valley National Park: Scotty's Castle Area:

Teakettle Junction

Elevation of 4,150 feet (1,260 m). Teakettle Junction is the junction of Hunter Mountain and Racetrack roads approximately 6 miles north of Racetrack Playa and 21 miles from Ubehebe Crater. An odd custom is to place a teakettle on the signpost. After awhile the teakettles are removed by the National Park Service as litter.

An interesting supposition regarding the name would be a story about Teakettle Lane in Victorville, Ca. Teakettle Lane was a bumpy, rocky, dirt road which would jar one frantically to and fro as automobiles made their way down the little trail much as a happily whistling little teapot with rapidly boiling water would bounce on the burner of a stove.




Backcountry Road - Route 6
This road leads to The Racetrack, a dry lakebed famous for its “moving rocks." ...

Clickable Scotty's Castle Area Map
Map of the Scotty's Castle area of Death Valley Click here to zoom out to the Death Valley Map

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