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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Beautiful hike

One of the most beautiful hikes in the park. Start early morning to avoid crowd, and wander through those inviting canyons.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BinnyNM
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful hikes in the park. Start early morning to avoid crowd, and wander through those inviting canyons.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice short walk through this canyon towards the end of the day so it was a bit cooler. The drive up to the car park is on a small dirt road but it's worth going to.

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting or staying at Stovepipe Wells, you really should pop into Mosaic Canyon as it's just around the corner. You have to drive up an unpaved road (a dirt track) to get to the car park but it's worth it because the canyon is beautiful. The sides have been polished by running water and they are super smooth.... More 

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Torrance, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Mesquite sand dunes then you can cover Mosaic Canyon too. Its 2.4 miles from main road . Its a gravel road so drive is not going to be smooth but once you reach parking and walk for 7-8 mins, you start seeing these beautiful and big marble rocks. We did not go very far because we... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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333 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This must be an Adventure Time episode as nothing about our hike seemed real. Walking up smoothly formed waterfalls but no water flowing this day. We bathed in colours all morning and we were spot on with this surreal scene. After several bowls and some Ecstasy, we were very well aware that nothing we saw, heard, smelled, or touched was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only abort ( but slightly rough) drive off the main road. Well worth is for the unusual and short walk up the canyon. We only had a day to do the whole valley but felt we got very good value from this short walk.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you only have time for 1 canyon in Death Valley, then do this one. The road up is 2.5 miles, right next to Stovepipe Wells. The road is a little rough but worth the drive. The canyon is narrow and requires some scrambling over rocks, but do not be put off by this as it is very easy. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At some point, it looks like antelope canyon. I haven't hiked very deep into it because I have seen the two different kinds of rocks in Mosaic Canyon. It is a master piece of the nature.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly there is an advise board that says don't walk after 10am and don't walk one your own. I saw this when I walked back to the car at 11:30 by myself... Whoops! I can see why - the canyon traps the heat. I was short of time so I only walked the through the first part of the canyon,... More 

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Thank IvyD-L
Mesa, Arizona
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137 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this canyon for the first time this autumn and found it to be very colorful and accessible. From the main road it doesn't look like it would have much to offer against the massive black canyon walls, but when you get to the trail head and walk up into the canyon it immediately reveals very bright sandstone colors mixed... More 

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