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Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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A great hike that can be extended

A wonderful short hike that can be easily extended to include the badlands (and when it is reopened, Zabriske Point). The Death Valley website provides clear instructions on how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A wonderful short hike that can be easily extended to include the badlands (and when it is reopened, Zabriske Point). The Death Valley website provides clear instructions on how to do a longer hike and it would be hard to get lost. If you are in decent shape, this is a must do. Unless it is winter, you must do... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nice easy hike to a view back to the valley. If you don't finish it then feel free to turn back at any time as the views dont change too much along the path until the end.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An easy walk through the canyon, with lots of little pathways to explore. Try spotting the filming spots from the original Star Wars!

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Winston-Salem,NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Golden, solitude, quiet....and HOT in July- would love to be here in the Fall of Spring when I could really enjoy this awesome place.

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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pictures do not do this justice. An absolute must visit. We visited July 2012. Make sure you keep very well hydrated. Beautiful.

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WSM, United Kingdom.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

So many of these canyon visits to cover, but ideally you need to see them all! Spectacular scenery and lots of photo opportunities.

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Golden Canyon is a fantastic end of day hike. The pictures do not do it justice. Even though it is basically the same color, the geology is not boring. Beautiful formations put on a show for visitors. When I was there, I came across four tourists poking a baby rattlesnake with a stick. Not only was it bad for the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The canyon is golden in color all around and looks like gold.Sadly you know it is not.Good little trek into the canyon which makes you feel good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Golden Canyon is located inside of Death Valley National Park and about 2 miles south of Hwy 190 on Badwater Road. Death Valley is located about 125 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The Golden Canyon trail hike starts in the Golden Canyon parking area and the trailhead is at the end of the parking lot. I visited the Canyon... More 

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Kensington, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fairly easy hike that takes you right into some really spectacular badlands. Some great colors and varied tortured rock formations. Combine it with Gower canyon for a great 4+ mile round trip.

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