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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Good Trail, Youch re the Drive In

The road to the trail-head is really close to Stovepipe. Once you turn off pavement to the trail road, it's a few miles of upslope driving on an extremely washboarded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The road to the trail-head is really close to Stovepipe. Once you turn off pavement to the trail road, it's a few miles of upslope driving on an extremely washboarded dirt/sand/gravel road. No real danger of getting stuck on it, but good luck ever going over 10 mph if you care about your vehicle. Once at the trailhead there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

AWESOME - go far enough and you'll see why the name! We were told it was a short hike, but we took our time and stopped and checked out so many things. Probably took us 2 1/2 - 3 hrs.

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Simi Valley, California
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65 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Hubby & I have done this hike a few times. The hike up the wash is kind of boring, but once you reach the fun part it is well worth it. Had to scramble up & over boulders...thru tight spots but so much fun!

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Portal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

LOVED Mosaic Canyon! One simply cannot take enough photos here. The road was very rough when we were there, but seemed easier going downhill.

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Ohio
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The canyon is spectacular, but there are a couple of spots early on where the trail fails to be a walk and becomes a climb up slippery rocks. Mountain goat abilities will help a lot.

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Henderson, Nevada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The first hike I wanted to take - the rock formations are spectacular - almost like marble. With that being said there are parts of the hike where the rock is very slick and we used both hands and feet and slid down on our bottoms. If you are not up for that, you will only need a short time... More 

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League City, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Narrow beautiful marble canyon. Ranger in canyon made hike very interesting by explaining geology and reason for pipe along one wall. There are at least 2 places that will probably be obstacles for seniors. 20 yr. olds can most likely easily scramble up.

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Hiking through a 750-900 million year old dolomite canyon cut, shaped and polished by metamorphic pressure, water and wind — four mile hike (round trip), medium difficulty.

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New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Wonderful hike, especially the first third. We met someone playing a recorder as we hiked and it echoed up and down the canyon like magic! The walls of the canyon had colors and textures that were like nothing I'd ever seen before. Lovely, easy hike!

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Richland, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hike goes into a long canyon. Easy hike. Goes back to two dry waterfalls. Both unique. Also a small land bridge to go under.

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