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“Stunning Colours!”
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.
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Stunning Colours!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This Canyon is just a short walk off the road and worth the effort ...
time your visit for mid-late afternoon for the best colours!

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful, fun for a family”
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.

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Truly golden”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth the hike with children”
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

Visited January 2013
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Missouri City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Colorful Canyon”
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.

Visited May 2012
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