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Easy and wonderful

It is very easy to walk thru the canyon. Better in the morning or the evening for a better light... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2019
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Beautiful hike

This is definitely the best canyon to hike in Death Valley. It is a classic slot canyon, with its... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
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Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

It is very easy to walk thru the canyon. Better in the morning or the evening for a better light. Pay attention to remember where you started your walk as you could easily come back to a different place

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is definitely the best canyon to hike in Death Valley. It is a classic slot canyon, with its narrow steep sides, resulting from uplift of the mountains and erosion by flash floods What makes Mosaic Canyon really special is the polished rock walls that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Wendy V
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

The trail to Mosaic canyon is open to hikers but closed to vehicles, I'm actually helping build underground water tank and hikers pass us often all day. Hope to do hike next weekend myself.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cranemantim
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Mosaic is closed due to road repair. It is a couple of miles each way to hike in to the canyon. I learned there is a similar hike in a nearby unmarked canyon. There is a dirt access road across from the sand dunes. Heard...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank David_Laurie6
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get to see this Canyon as unfortunately it was closed the day before we arrived. Apparently they are doing some restoration work that affects the safety on the trail. They say it’s closed until June 2019.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 854DP
Reviewed October 18, 2018

nice easy hike with some tough spots to climb over, & on the return to climb down. smooth & colorful canyon walls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles D
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A moderate hike through at times a narrow and dramatic canyon. Went in the early morning and watched the walls glow with color as the sun rose. The trail is not smooth and requires a bit of step-like climbing but the grade isn't challenging. One...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GingerBeerBaltimore
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a perfect trail to do in the morning! takes 1 1/2 h! but lovely walk, not to many people (because you have to walk i guess) stunning view! GREAT!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thomasbC1182VL
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is one more wow -- in case you are into the whole Death Valley experience... Please note ... July 48C makes it all... HOT HOT HOT... so, take water with you and USE IT!!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A must do, beautiful, and reasonably accessible hike. Allow more time than you think you'll need because the gravel road to the trailhead, alone, will take 20 minutes (unless you're in a rental or a rugged pick up). In the summer, start early in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ellen S
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Four wheel drive not required. Graded dirt road. Short too.