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Mosaic Canyon

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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is an easy hike with some really cool things to look at and photograph. Polished marble walls in some places give one a feel of a "slot canyon" although this is a short area overall. Mosaic Canyon has a lot of really cool geological formations waiting for your discovery. Sedimentary layering is obvious here and makes for some neat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like all canyons, it is just fun to get in there and explore. This canyon is best to see when the sun is high. However, anytime is great because the walls are so beautiful. There are bits where kids and/or adults can slide down. Bring water to drink and to pour on the rock to see the beautiful colors and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good and easy hike, can go as long as you want. we went untill 1.5 miles and it was good.the entry point is good but after that its the same

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Easy access and not too steep. Would be good for the whole family. Read up on the geology before you go and then impress the kids with your knowledge.

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west hills, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really enjoyed this hike through the canyon. The walls are polished marble like really different than some of the other Death Valley canyon hikes. There is some scurrying to do through rocks in the beginning but then it opens up and is easier. Well worth the effort.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Access to this canyon, well, wash, is a short dirt road turning off south just on the western end of Stovepipe Wells. There’s a parking lot at the mouth of the canyon and then you head in. It’s interesting right from the start, so there is no need really to walk the full four miles you could. The canyon heads... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the hike through Mosaic Canyon. As you reach the end, there are several obstacles to climb. I loved the challenge of these obstacles. When we reached the dry waterfall which is supposed to be the end, someone called to us from above and told us to go back about 100 yards on the trail and take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped here along our route and it was the day's highlight. The walls only a few feet to each side at parts which make for fantastic photos. The beginning is by far the best so if you can't make the whole walk don't worry. Take water and enjoy

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