This hike is located in Death Valley National Park, about 3.5 hours northwest of Las Vegas. From town, drive out to Death Valley. From the Furnace Creek Visitor Center (Table 1, Site 712), drive north on Highway 190 for 17.4 miles to Scotty's Castle Road (Site 763). Continue on Highway 190 for another 5 miles to Mesquite Flats Road (Site 0594). Turn right and drive north into the Mesquite Dunes parking area (Site 748), which is a large, paved parking area with restrooms north of the highway. The parking area is 2 miles before (east of) Stovepipe Wells (Site 751).