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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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Wonderful short Hike

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Copenhagen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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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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Thank Noela R
Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A short walk (1.5 miles each way) through wonderful rock formations on a well trodden path. Reminded me of scenes from western movies as a child and refired my childish imagination.......loved it! Wonderful geology!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I decided to hike this trail this morning. I was at the trailhead at 6am, temperature was 73 degrees. After the first mile, which is pretty cool d/t to high walls, there's a sign that gives you directions. I decided to go left towards the Red Cathedral. I again veered left (another fork in the road), and headed up (towards... More 

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Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

On the first full day of our first visit to Death Valley we started by exploring along the Badwater Road with a hike up Golden Canyon and back through Gower Gulch, with the Badlands Loop thrown in for good measure. The short story is that this is an outstanding hike and offers such a variety of views all along the... More 

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