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Golden Canyon

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes.
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sparks nv
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had older people with me and couldn't do much of a hike. But, this is only a 2 mile loop trail and beautiful! I did hike a tiny bit. If you can't hike, it's probably not going to mean much.

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Carlsbad, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Canyon was nice hike, but I would recommend AM instead of PM. I did this in late afternoon, but the canyon radiates heat, so was a bit too hot.

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Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nice drive through a scenic and colorful canyons, with pull offs for hiking or photos. Crude trail will keep your speed below 25 mph.

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Portland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was our favorite. Five mile loop of spectacular scenery very close to hotel. Classic painted hill setting.

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Sedona, Arizona
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71 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Be sure to take this hike from the start all the way over to Zabriskie Point....and if you are real lucky have someone pick you up on that side or plan to walk back. Worth the hike!

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santa barbara
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is one of the first stops going south on Badwater Rd. It's a bit of a hike in to get to the guts of the beautiful red rock canyon but worth the hike to see. It truly is beautiful and a wonder of natural rock formations. Take water, it's a hike.

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Powassan, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Beautiful! harsh and stark beauty. Wear comfy shoes, bring your Camera, brung water. Rock hound paradise.

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sussex
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

For RV travellers unable to get to some of the more spectacular sights in DV this little Canyon is well worth stopping at offering easy parking and an easy walk through the canyon with its many colours to reach the dramatic red face of the 'Cathedral'

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Menlo Park, California
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is an easy hike that also afford the ability to explore numerous side canyons. It's cool in the morning and hotter but more scenic in the afternoon as the sun is to the West. The scenery is glorious.

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South Haven, MI
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Nice and quiet if you hike the canyon. We went to Zabriskie Point so it included some uphill and ridge hiking. Well worth it.

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