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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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So beautiful and peaceful!

This was one of my husband's and mine favorite stops within the park. We hiked it in the morning before it got too hot and had the place to ourselves. It was wonderful! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Corby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

if its on the road then stop for the view point but don't go out of your way. Its not as you would expect in its description although it has some interesting geological features

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was one of my husband's and mine favorite stops within the park. We hiked it in the morning before it got too hot and had the place to ourselves. It was wonderful! The trail is mostly flat with some areas where you have to climb up some rocks. You can easily see why the canyon is called Mosaic Canyon... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very peaceful and beautiful. We walked more than 20 minutes inside the canyon but couldnt get to its end

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Hukvaldy, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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