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Address: Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of...

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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Great views, hot hike

Back entrance to Zabriske point- fantastic views- we went midday temps at 115 degrees- did not finish hike-should have gone early- 3 mornings in park- can't be everywhere at dawn

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Beacon Falls, Connecticut

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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Back entrance to Zabriske point- fantastic views- we went midday temps at 115 degrees- did not finish hike-should have gone early- 3 mornings in park- can't be everywhere at dawn

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a pleasant walk with car park close by but not as good as mosiac canyon, but its a quick easy stop off so worth a look

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If someone had told me a year ago that I would fly out to the desert to see some flowers, and spending that much money and time, I would have told them they were nuts. Wellllllll, I did and I would do it again. It was the most spectacular thing I have seen in nature in a very long time.... More 

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Thank Another-MO-Traveler
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is definitely worth a visit. It is so beautiful and so much to look at on each side of the Canyon. It is very hot but as long as you take water, it's fine. Really enjoyed the walk.

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Palm beach gardens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We didn't do the entire hike but the portion we did was spectacular. It's also the only place in the park we found shade. There's also a lot of little areas to climb around if you are feeling adventurous. The canyon is a very golden color. Bring your camera

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Thank JessiAnn85
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were expecting great things from the Golden Canyon however in comparison to the other amazing things we saw it was a bit disappointing.

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Thank mantaal2015
Copenhagen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Interesting trail to do in the morning before the sun starts cooking, but it were not that special nor breathtaking. View was pretty much the same all the way. But if you are going - remember to bring a polarizing-filter for your camera to bring out the "golden" colors :-)

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Thank CitizenDane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The trail is only 1.25 miles so not to bad in length but some spots require you to climb up. Could be a little tricky for some people. Very scenic and wonderful views.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you want to get some good pics in the morning, this was a good spot. The canyon is aptly named as everything turns a wonderful gold color with the low angle light.

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a good short hike - the last part is hard though - you have to climb on and around boulders. Good views. Some pavement from an old road still visible.

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