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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Fun easy slot canyon hike

Some really interesting marble and "mosaic" smooth slots along with wider badlands canyon hiking. The different types of rock formations all squished together make for a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Kensington, California, United States
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Kensington, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Some really interesting marble and "mosaic" smooth slots along with wider badlands canyon hiking. The different types of rock formations all squished together make for a great short hike.

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Tavernier, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The walk along the canyon is easy and the contrast between the hars smooth colored limestone on one side and the gravelly breccia cement like material on the other dramatically shows the events that formed this place in geologic time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

leave the enclosed part of the canyon, look towards your left, then go up the steep hill to your left. If you do, you will be rewarded with some staggering views of the canyon and surrounding land. Coming down creates an illusion of walking down a precipitous drop (it's not, but visuals are astounding). Like the other travelers, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The best part of the hike is AFTER the boulders. Climb up a few steps to the left and around the Boulder and up you go! Also bypass two dead falls for the best stuff up top. You'll be the only one up there and it's worth it. The third dry fall can be bypassed too, but it's a longer... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great hike with amazing geology and scenery-just be sure to go early in the morning before the crowds and the heat!

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to this site, about a 30 minute drive from Furnace Creek. Short, easy hike into the canyon, but the ground is a bit irregular so don't do it in Flip-flops. Fascinating rock formations, truly a mosaic that must've been formed over thousands of years.

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a must do hike for those having a short time to spare in Death Valley. Morning is best. the drive is as 2 miles of dirt. easy for all cars. The hike can be short or long. the first 1/2 mile is the best. there are 2 places where you have to climb up some rocks. After the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The slick marble winding through a narrow canyon is worth seeing. We went further, but were not as impressed by anything else and would recommend most turn back once they experience this section. Otherwise it's a long climb uphill through a wide canyon in full sun.

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A short drive over a semi-rough gravel road just past Stovepipe Wells. Park and hike the flat narrowing canyon for about one kilometre. Easy walking and staying near the cliff sides provides some shade. Easy and safe for children. Very interesting and somewhat unique varieties of rock and rock formations. Wear good shoes/boots. Wear a hat. Take your camera. Take... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this hike. There is no defined path, you can make this trip as long or short and as intensive or easy as you like. There are paths everywhere, climbing cliffs or meandering through the riverbed. The path seems to go on for miles. Most people stop and turn back at the first rock wall you much climb... More 

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Address: Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park

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