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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A must see. I had no idea that nature could create mosaic patterns like these. They are pretty close to the parking lot, but continue and hike up about a half mile to where the canyon widens. It's very close to Stovepipe Wells and an easy drive up the graded dirt road. Sunset was beautiful with the light hitting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

you won't appreciate it till you are there the formation of the mountains appears like mosaic. Would appreciate it more on a sunny day,when there's less fog around

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chicago, illinois
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26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We hiked Mosaic Canyon on 12/9. It is easy hiking with just a little bit of boulder scrambling up and down. I have a knee replacement so I did the up on one on my stomach and came down on my butt. The entry to the canyon is so beautiful-aged creamy white marble that has been smoothed over the years.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is part of the "Must See" in Death Valley ! The View is amazing, the walk is great. YOu can feel the millions of years it took to forge this canyon, it is just amazing ! We also climbed "off the main track" and you can go very very high. Amazing view !

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place should be higher on the Top Ten list -- it is more fascinating than expected. A geologist's dream, even. Get up close and see the variety of rocks pressed into the other materials. Wow - how did this place form, anyway?

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Balboa Island, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is one of the finest "slot" canyons in Death Valley. Its an easy drive from Stovepipe. What's nice is that its very accessible for beginner or experienced hikers alike. You can see some fantastic colors within the first quarter mile from the parking lot. Go further if you're young or strong.

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Get to Mosaic Canyon early in the day when it is still cool and uncrowded. It's a lovely walk/easy hike and should not be missed. The best part is the first 1/2 - 2/3 of a mile. Go slowly and look for the homes of small birds and other wildlife in the cavities of the canyon.

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Park Warden told us you can walk 4-5 miles up the canyon but you cant. You reach a dead end canyon head-wall after about 1.5 miles but that doesn't spoil it. Narrow to start and then opening out considerably before narrowing again. In a couple of places there are awkward steps to avoid a blockage and watch out for... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My hiking guide (California Hiking, Tom Stienstra) rated this hike a 10/10, so I decided that I had to check it out. It's a 3+ mile drive on an unpaved road to the trailhead, but my 4-door sedan made it, and I saw other small cars at the trailhead. I started the hike around 11:30am, finished at 2:30pm, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Follow the signs off the main road up a dirt track for about 2 miles. Stick with it and you get to walk up a spectacular canyon with wonderfully marked marble walls. Quite narrow in places and a bit of easy scrambling here and there. No breeze in the canyon so even hotter. Quite a good view across the valley... More 

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