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“Beautiful, fun for a family”
Review of Golden Canyon

Golden Canyon
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Owner description: These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Don't miss exploring narrow side canyons near the start! Our two boys, 12 and 8, enjoyed it the most. There are no signs, but just climb into any of them. The hike is crowded at the beginning, but not many hikers go beyond the Red Cathedral which is the best part in my opinion. Definitely return through Gower Gulch, the climb up is not difficult, and the views outstanding.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We went there during sunset and came back at dusk. Really beautiful. The whole place has been carved by water. Colors are very rich and beautiful. Go to the end of the canyon if you can. Perfect for picture taking.

Thank Mell72
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Time: Visit in winter is nice because it is not too hot/cold
Difficult level: easy
Length: +/- 1mile. Add 0.25 mile to see red cathederal canyon
My children really enjoy the hike
Bring water bottle when you go to public bathroom. There is no basin/water
When I walked about half a mile, I feel like never ending to reach the destination. However, it is not that far actually

Thank mrntan
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

It's several hike trails inside, to finish whole trails, may take half day (5.5 to 8 miles), don't miss sunrise or sunset there, it's beautiful with sunlight. Bring water bottle and camera. hike before May.

Thank Becky78123456
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Awesome hike with wonderful views. Can hike down Gowers Gulch or head on a longer hike to Zabriske Point. Do it!

Thank J-Rockow
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