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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
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Canyonleigh, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The canyon's colours continued to take our breath away. Don't miss this wonderful natural attraction.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place really is a heat trap so the park do not recommend visiting after 10am. However, the guides say that photos are best around noon. The good news is that you don't have to walk very far to see a really interesting part of the canyon and that at any time of day there are some walls in light... More

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Torrance, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was one of my favorite destinations in the park. The first mile of this trail hike was simply fantastic. How many people can say they have walked a trail with arms outstretched and touches both sides of the canyon! A minor level of rock scrambling is required to advance you along the trail, which makes it fun for kids... More

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Warren, New Jersey, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Mosaic Canyon is a must in Death Valley. The smooth, mosaic like canyon rocks are amazing. There are two places along the trail that people have to slide down because the rocks are too smooth to walk on. I've seen the adults tries to walk and ended up on their bottoms, it was fascinating.

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Thoiry, France
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50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor that I learned about this canyon. Although it was getting very hot already at about 10am (probably 100-105 degrees), much of the start of this canyon was still in the shade and so it was tolerable to walk. There were many very interesting and beautiful geological features along the walls of this very narrow canyon (a gulch,... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You can hike for quite a distance into Mosaic Canyon. We spent over an hour and there was plenty more. We found that the beginning of the canyon was the best/most fascinating part, so even if you just spend half an hour you'll see the best part. Floods have washed through the canyon and caused what looks like mosaics, smoothing... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Incredible place to hike. The narrow and polished canyon rocks are marvelous and it boggled my mind how incredibly smooth the rocks were. There were not a lot of people and when we reached out into the more open area we stopped for a bit and stayed completely silent for a couple minutes. The silence was staggering and felt otherworldly.... More

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Mosaic Canyon is near Stovepipe Wells. On the first part of the hike the canyon walls are fabulous polished "marble" and quite narrow in places, absolutely fantastic. Most visitors only hike the first mile or so but we went right to the top of the canyon and were pretty much to ourselves...it's an incredible hike....as always make sure you take... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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149 reviews 149 reviews
68 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Mosaic Canyon was one of my favorite hikes in Death Valley. I arrived early in the morning and was able to have the canyon pretty much to myself. The hike up the canyon was very beautiful. The walls of the canyon were like a mosaic or breccia of smooth polished rocks which resembled marble. There were a couple of tricky... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hike has the most beautiful dolomite stretches. The stone is so beautiful. It was easy for a four year old and a 70 year old.

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