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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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The First Half-Mile is the Best

The slick marble winding through a narrow canyon is worth seeing. We went further, but were not as impressed by anything else and would recommend most turn back once they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The slick marble winding through a narrow canyon is worth seeing. We went further, but were not as impressed by anything else and would recommend most turn back once they experience this section. Otherwise it's a long climb uphill through a wide canyon in full sun.

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A short drive over a semi-rough gravel road just past Stovepipe Wells. Park and hike the flat narrowing canyon for about one kilometre. Easy walking and staying near the cliff sides provides some shade. Easy and safe for children. Very interesting and somewhat unique varieties of rock and rock formations. Wear good shoes/boots. Wear a hat. Take your camera. Take... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this hike. There is no defined path, you can make this trip as long or short and as intensive or easy as you like. There are paths everywhere, climbing cliffs or meandering through the riverbed. The path seems to go on for miles. Most people stop and turn back at the first rock wall you much climb... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is an easy hike and is a very enjoyable one into and aptly named canyon. It lives up to its name. Carry water.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Easy hike. My wife and I wore hiking shoes and hats with a wide brim. We carried bottled water. Very scenic. Well worth the visit.

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Stoutsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This canyon has walls that everry bit live up to it's name! Every bit of it is beatiful and worth every step you take. And I might add it is a pretty easy hike. You will love the view!

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Caldwell Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The day was hot, but you could walk in the shade of the very narrow walls, It was such a surprise, lots of rock that makes you want to have it on your kitchen counter top

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great hike through a narrow canyon but I could not get up the section where you climb on the slip rock. I have a double knee replacement and the reach was too much...darn! It felt awesome to get through the most important, narrow canyon. I'm not sure the mosaic aspect was quite there but I liked the formations just the... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All of Death Valley was more than I expected. Great hiking to many different areas. We did the trip through Road Scholar and saw more than we would have on our own.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The road to the trail-head is really close to Stovepipe. Once you turn off pavement to the trail road, it's a few miles of upslope driving on an extremely washboarded dirt/sand/gravel road. No real danger of getting stuck on it, but good luck ever going over 10 mph if you care about your vehicle. Once at the trailhead there is... More 

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