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Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of...

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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Fun place to hike

This was one of our favorite stops in Death Valley National Park. It is a easy hike with a steep ending for a wonderful views. Give it a try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favorite stops in Death Valley National Park. It is a easy hike with a steep ending for a wonderful views. Give it a try!

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Thank RiceWP
washington state
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Canyon lived up to its moniker by providing great exercise through the wash, super, gold-hued scenery of geological formations and a stunning, ultimate view of Death Valley at its very peak. We were well outfitted for the two-mile trek up the canyon (and two miles down) ...we highly recommend folks wear more than flip-flops and bring more than a... More 

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Seongnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He hike was pleasant (we did the shortest one) as lot of the trail was shaded by the canyon...but not that spectacular for Death Valley standards...should be low on the Death Valley priority list

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the one mile walk and was beautiful between the mountain walls. Wear appropriate shoes and take water.

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Thank Barb48033
Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canyon offers a choice of 2 great hikes up, that is slightly uphill, to the Red Cathedral. Easy walking surface. Canyon cuts through several different layers of stone.

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Wakefield, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another awesome site to see at Death Valley Park. It's hard to describe but you just can't imagine the different types of rock and soil you see from the different canyons and mountains and this was no exception. Again you stand in awe of mother nature.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Golden Canyon is easily accessible : the entrance and the parking lot is a few miles down on the road to Badwater. This is very close to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Furnace Creek Ranch and Furnace Creek Inn Easy Family Hike: This is one of the easiest hikes for the entire family. Mostly flat terrain with a few uphills... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Golden Canyon is 1 hike that you need to do in Death Valley. You have several options to make it shorter, longer or a round trip. The canyon is spectacular, and there are several side diversions. It is close to Furnace Creek, so is easily accessible.

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice easy hike in Death Valley good for the entire family this is a good choice. The hike is lovely and goes through a colorful canyon. Several films have been filmed here, including Star Wars. Back in the day, there was a paved road back into the canyon and some small portions are still visible.

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Warrington, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Go there, it's beautiful and nicely sheltered on these currently cold days. The walk is easy, slightly uphill but most people will manage it fine. The Red Cathedral at the end is stunning.

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