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“May be the best hike?” 4 of 5 stars
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Mosaic Canyon
Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Boise, Idaho
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“May be the best hike?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We did about four different hikes in Death Valley and thought this offered the most variety and interest. After about a mile and a quarter, you can keep going if you are willing to keep climbing and wiggling over some big rocks. We went a little further but found the first part of the canyon the most enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Overland Park, KS
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“Cool Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We took this hike to kill time before hitting the sand dunes at sunset and really enjoyed it. You don't have to hike to far up the canyon until it gets interesting. Lots of cool boulders/trails/paths to climb on and explore. We really liked this one!

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver Island
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“Great place to hike to get out of the wind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We chose this canyon because the wind was blowing 40 mph and we wanted some respite. What a beautiful canyon ! As we hiked up into the canyon we noticed a park ranger who was assisting someone trapped on a ledge. On our way back we witnessed her rescue by other park rangers with ladders and climbing ropes. She was safe and uninjured and the rangers were friendly and helpful.
As we hiked back down with the rangers we got a chance to ask them many questions. What a great bunch of people. They all said they had the best jobs in the world !

Visited March 2013
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Hurricane, Utah
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“Mosaic canyon was OK, intersting rock not much hcolor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visited Mosaic canyon around 4 pm on 2/21. You drive up a 3+ mile dirt road to get to the canyon. The road is easily drive by a passenger car (our Honda Civic had no problems with the drive). The hike starts out through a small slot canyon and you need to scramble up some slick (and slippery) marble rock. This section is one of the most interesting of the hike. After that you are just walking up a flat wash. We hiked up a mile and while the view was interesting, we found most of the mosaic like rock was in the first 1/4 mile and the canyon walls were not as colorful as I expected. Perhaps it improves if you hike further out. The mosaic rock formations at the beginning are worth seeing but I am glad my wife pointed them out I was looking for something much more colorful.

Visited February 2013
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lewiston
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“A favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I'd visited this canyon two years ago, never dreaming I'd have a chance to visit again. Lucky me. Like so many places in Death Valley, every turn in the trail offers a new treat for the senses and something new to wonder about. You can spend only a half hour here and have a wonderful little hike, but I hope you'll spend much more than that and take the time to sit and enjoy the silence and the drama of the scene all around you--even up in the sky where domestic and military planes are constantly passing, silently or not-so-silently. The hike can be very easy or you can add scrambles up dryfalls or little slides down the smooth, smooth rock.

Visited February 2013
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