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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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Stunning

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen A
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 65 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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Virginia City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Golden Canyon on May 1st around 11:00 a.m. This is a beautiful canyon for desert lovers and very hot. There were only a couple of spots of shade on the southern side and at the end at Red Cathedral, so be prepared! Bring lots of water and wear sunscreen! If you can go early in... More 

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Amherst, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Hiked up to Red Cathedral and back before breakfast. Nice hour or two hike to start the day. Almost did the loop, ranger said the less traveled portions are pretty cool, but daughter wanted to get breakfast first.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

the golden sandstone rock walls of this canyon are impressive. Take are and be prepared. Although not a long trail, it is gradually uphill on the walk in. It is hot in the canyon but with the effort to see Cathedral Rock towering over the end of the canyon.

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