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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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This canyon is one of the main attractions of the Panamint part of the Death Valley. It's worth visiting but only early in the morning or in the late afternoon. You can walk just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Hukvaldy, Czech Republic
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Hukvaldy, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This canyon is one of the main attractions of the Panamint part of the Death Valley. It's worth visiting but only early in the morning or in the late afternoon. You can walk just a few steps and see only the first part or, if you feel like walking more, you can try a longer trip but take a LOT... More 

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Troy, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the first things we saw in Death Valley and it wasn't impressive. It would have been pleasant for a hike, not in the heat though.

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Bartlett, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Easily accessible from Stovepipe Wells, the turn-off is literally just outside the west perimeter of the town. It's a bit of a rough drive up and down to the canyon on a gravel road but no more than 10 minutes or so. There is no outhouse up at the parking lot so be sure to use the restrooms at Stovepipe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

With an RV it's a bit more tricky getting there, but its a nice canyon. The smooth and mosaic-like rocks are nice to walk by. Although the start of the canyon is the most exciting in my opinion. Afterwards the canyon widens and you're more or less walking through a large rocky area. We didn't go too far though because... More 

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

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