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Mosaic Canyon

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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Hike WAY Back If You Have The Time

Many times I've hiked into the canyon only far enough to get past the shiny and slick walls at the mouth of the canyon. This time my daughter and I hiked back just as far as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tupelo010835
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Denton, TX

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Denton, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many times I've hiked into the canyon only far enough to get past the shiny and slick walls at the mouth of the canyon. This time my daughter and I hiked back just as far as we could go. Back to the point where the canyon walls narrowed and the only thing left was a very steep climb up. We... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and decent hike. Make sure to go early in the Day before it gets hot. Also remember to use common sense... when it dolls off n the evening the rocks are still very warm from the earlier sun...

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Thank Ross M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved every second of the hike, though be aware this is more vigorous of a hike than they let on. There is quite a bit of crawling up and down slick rocks. Oh and the road up there is about as rough as it gets while still being a road. Don't bring your sports car.

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Henley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is just before Stovepipe Wells on the right about a mile up an unmade road. There is a parking area at the top. You can walk a few miles or as we did, a few hundred. We walked around 100 yards passed the point you have to climb up for the 2nd time (it didn't look like there was... More 

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Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Mosaic Canyon was the third of three canyon hikes during our stay in Death Valley, the others being the Golden Canyon-Badlands-Gower Gulch Loop and Fall Canyon. Each hike was wonderful but each was unique and offered a lot of variety in terms of scenery, geology and obstacles (although none of the hikes were that difficult; easy to moderate at least... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Do not walk to far as there is a dead end eventually. The best view is at the beginning of the hike.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Just fun, but hard trail if you have difficulties in your move or shoes. You don't need to reach the end of trail, it is only with rocks in other colors.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Very easy trail with constantly changing scenery. How amazing to see what looks like little mosaic tiles every, mixed with beautiful, striated and highly polished rock walls.

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Thank aph1985
LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Really beautiful narrow canyon hike - moderate hike up canyon and up/down rocks. Gorgeous rock formations and colors! Don't miss!

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were concerned about crowds when we were trying to park and the lot was full in the late afternoon (we got there an hour before sunset), so we had to park way, WAY down the road to hike in, but most of the hikers thinned out after the first bend, and by the end of the canyon we felt... More 

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