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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

After driving the rattling 2 mile gravel road drive up to Mosaic canyon, this is a stunning and fun walk/hike. It offers curves and twists and is fun to clamber up the sides of the trail. Bring water. We were parched though we hiked only 20 minutes in comfortable temps in the late afternoon. The first half mile is stunning... More

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Elgin Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a great little hike in death valley Especially,if you have never seen narrow canyon walls before.The canyon is located in the center of the park only a half mile west of stove pipe wells. The marker is clearly posted just as you pass the hotel on the left. The gravel road will take you uphill a mile to... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

2 miles on a dirt road from Stovepipe, DV. The narrow marble canyon is a half mile from the parking lot and really worth a visit...if you have time and energy the hike to the top of the canyon, a mile, is a good leg stretch....take plenty of water as it gets very hot...

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Mosaic Canyon is one of those "Must Hikes" in DV. I went above while my husband hiked back into the canyon. Love the colors and patterns in the rocks.

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HYATTSVILLE
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The entry to the canyon is through smooth marble canyon walls. Continue on to see walls of breccia creating a mosiac-like look on the canyon walls. If you are willing to scramble up some dry falls, you can go a decent distance. The intrepid can climb high up a wall at that appears to be the end of the canyon... More

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Washington, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was the last hike that we took and after seeing it, we felt we had saved the best for last. The walls of the canyon are absolutely gorgeous, smooth to the touch, golden in color. It's not a long walk to beginning of the 'cool' part.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Take a quarter-mile walk up into the canyon to see its two characteristic features: polished limestone ("marble") with attractive gray, cream, and yellow striations; and the dense concretion of rounded stones (1 to 2 inches) that give the canyon its name. It requires a little scrambling, so come equipped with shoes that will give you a decent grip.

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a standard hike with not really very much to see. The beginning of the hike is the best, with some natural carved stone to climb over & through. After that it's just dust and dirt.

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rockford ,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a very interesting place to hike. The first part is spectacular - smooth, colorful rocks, great formations. You should keep on going through wide river beds and scramble up narrow dry falls.

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San Francisco, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

take about 2 hours and hike this canyon, if you go early, you could continue on with some climbing and scrambling. It really is a unique place. It often looks like a well worn drainage ditch, with high smooth walls on some areas, and then widened flattened areas that almost look like a dry riverbed. There are a few areas... More

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