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A main-wash trail with several side slot-canyon walks

I agree with the other reviewer, that this hike is great but has some tricky navigation. Our time... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
SVSBLR
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San Diego, California
Great hike, tricky navigation!

We popped by the ranger station to grab the free map, which was helpful but not overly detailed. We... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
katyydid
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Badwater Rd, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Fun to hike and empty of crowds. Lots of tight spots which were fun. Two negatives which were clearly personal opinion. First the geology is all conglomerate i.e. big pebbles embedded in sandstone. The result is monochrome without the colors you see in the other canyons of
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I agree with the other reviewer, that this hike is great but has some tricky navigation. Our time was limited, the day we did this (since we were also seeing Badwater Basin, Natural Bridge, and Artist's Palette and driving to Corona), so we tried to maximize our visit to
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We popped by the ranger station to grab the free map, which was helpful but not overly detailed. We were never lost, but not exactly sure where we were the whole time and everyone we encountered (about 10 people on a Thursday afternoon) was just as confused. The hike starts out
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Sidewinder Canyon is a little off the beaten path. The park newsletter even tells you to get the map from the Ranger Station. Maybe they want a headcount of people attempting the area - maybe they just don't like making extra copies. To get the the trail head you need to
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