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Beautiful scenery

Another fantastic hike in Death Valley!! The path meandered thru stunning vistas and astounding... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rose H
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North Augusta, South Carolina
Our favorite spot

A walk thru time. A fairly short hike winds thru the beautiful rock formations and their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard S
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California
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Another fantastic hike in Death Valley!! The path meandered thru stunning vistas and astounding rock formations. Every view seemed to be different. The climate in December in Death Valley is perfect!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rose H
Reviewed 6 days ago

A walk thru time. A fairly short hike winds thru the beautiful rock formations and their multicolors in this canyon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail starts 2 miles after the intersection where the Oasis restaurant is located, around Furnace Creek. There is a parking lot where several trails start, we chose the one leading to Red Cathedral, that is about 1.6mi. The trail is quite simple along a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Canyon offers some wonderful hiking options. You can take the trail up to the Red Cathedral which is one of my favorites. The hike offers great photo opportunities and it offers a way to see the incredible geology of Death Valley up close.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MikeV506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four hours to the northeast of Los Angeles sits a national park the size of Connecticut. It is infamous for its summer temperatures which average 115 degrees Fahrenheit making November through April the prime time to visit. In an effort to take advantage of this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natetheworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really shining like Gold when its sunny and clear, hike is also good one and easy. Can be a quick short stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jafarzaidi
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The canyon is really golden! It glows nicely all day. It is a good place to stop by or do the hiking. There is a plenty of parking spaces and a restroom at the entrance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This is a nice way to sample Death Valleey's canyons, but you have to do the whole, 4-mile loop. If you stay at the entrance, it's crowded. Bring water. Bring a camera. Take home memories!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C_William_L
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Walk up the wash from the trail head for about an hour to a lovely arch and dry waterfall. Hikers in our party were aged 7 to 65 and all seemed to enjoy the Canyon.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tx32f
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Try to walk the canyon early in the morning or late afternoon when sun is low and not directly on the rock. Only when sun is obstructed the full colors are visible. Like huge marble cakes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RudySzymon
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ramangouda
Omaha, Nebraska
LV to Los Angeles through Death Valley (6 Replies)
Hello all, Planning to drive from Vegas on Feb 25th, and would like to leave Death Valley(never been there before) by night time.. enroute to LA and stay for the night midway between DV and LA. Plan is to start early morning(6 AM) on Feb 25th. go to Red Rock Canyon and then head on to Death Valley.. Needed help on what are must dos and what can be skipped along the way. rough itenary is as below but need advice on if anything needs to be changed. Las Vegas, NV to Red Rock Canyon...More
February 15, 2014|
Response fromFrisco_Roadrunner|
I see we've missed replying to you - sorry. The general order looks fine. If you have only one day to spend in Death Valley, including Red Rock Canyon might be a bit of a stretch. If your trip includes any of the Southwestern parks like the Grand Canyon or the Utah parks, Red Rock Canyon will be anticlimactic. However, from Death Valley to Los Angeles is is only 4-5 hours, and you could stay in Death Valley long enough to enjoy sunset somewhere (Mesquite Sand Dunes would be perfect,...More
Abhijeet B
San Jose, California, United States
DVNP Thanksgiving weekend Trip plan help (7 Replies)
Hello All, My wife and I are visiting DVNP next weekend, reaching LV on Wed (Nov 27) at 1130pm and leaving LAS at 930pm on Nov 30. Here is our tentative plan. Nov 27: Spend the night close to LV airport. Nov 28: Day 1: LV -> Dante’s View -> Zabriskie Point -> Visitor's Center ->Devils Golf Course (Currently Closed) -> Badwater -> Artist’s Drive -> Golden Canyon -> Ranch at Furnace Creek (Have reservations). Prob drive to Zabriskie Point for sunset. Nov 29:...More
November 24, 2013|
Response fromFrisco_Roadrunner|
Looks good. For your first day, I presume you’re coming in from Pahrump. Be sure to take Bell Vista Road in Pahrump, NOT the major left turn marked for Hwy 372 and Death Valley. That will add some miles; go past it about 4 miles to Bell Vista, which becomes Stateline Road to Death Valley Junction. It is the Dante’s View Road that is currently closed, not Devil’s Golf Course. You can go up to Dante’s View (if it's open) even if you have not yet paid the park entrance fee, which you can...More
ScruttonStreet
London
Death valley in August - trip report and some notes (9 Replies)
My family (2 adults, 2 pre-teens) have just come back from a holiday to California which included two nights in Death Valley. We made this trip after seeking lots of advice from this forum so I thought I would produce this trip report. I will say straight away that we had a brilliant time, it is an awe-inpiring place and I am completely satisfied that it is perfectly possible to have a wonderful holiday at this time of year, provided you plan, take precautions, and are realistic about your...More
August 24, 2009|
Response fromScruttonStreet|
....and apologies for all the typos - have just got off the plane from LA with horrendous jet lag!