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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Lots of polished granite.

We did the hike to the Canyon and immediately came upon the polished rocks. They were gorgeous. The... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
SlowPoke59
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Apex, North Carolina
Didn't do the whole canyon, just the begining

We didn't do the whole canyon, just the begining. Thought that was interesting enough and then... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
L B
,
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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  • Average5%
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“polished marble” (14 reviews)
“stovepipe wells” (45 reviews)
“great hike” (21 reviews)
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Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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"polished marble"
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"stovepipe wells"
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"great hike"
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"rock formations"
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"easy hike"
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"favorite hike"
in 9 reviews
"death valley"
in 76 reviews
"mile gravel road"
in 4 reviews
"slick rock"
in 4 reviews
"trail head"
in 12 reviews
"short hike"
in 18 reviews
"half mile"
in 14 reviews
"interesting geology"
in 5 reviews
"bumpy ride"
in 4 reviews
"gets hot"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We did the hike to the Canyon and immediately came upon the polished rocks. They were gorgeous. The hike is not to long and the latter part of the hike is where the best parts are.

Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We didn't do the whole canyon, just the begining. Thought that was interesting enough and then back to the car. After a while the canyons start looking the same.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was our first hike in the valley and a great easy hike with our baby. We went all the way up until the bolder. We think we could have done it with her, but didn't want to chance it. You don't even need to...More

1  Thank Kristine C
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This quickly became a “top ten” hike for us. As others have said, the 2.5 mile rough road trip to the trailhead is best done in a larger vehicle. There are facilities right before you turn off the main road at Stovepipe Wells. The grade...More

Thank SaraBeth55
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

with the right hiking gear a suitable and challenging hike (the most fun and excitement comes about a mile up the canyon)

Thank Fredrik H
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Death Valley NP draws you back to it. If you haven’t been, then go. The last time we visited was three years ago, and some things had changed. Both Dante’s View and Scotty’s Castle were closed for repairs and maintenance, the walking paths to Zabriskie...More

1  Thank dougnorm
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

First, let me just start off by saying that these unpaved gravel roads need to be paved. The short 2.5 mile drive on the unpaved road to the trailhead parking lot seemed like it lasted for 2 hours. I just had my cv axle replaced...More

Thank Jsoku
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This canyon is located off a short dirt road just west of Stovepipe Wells. Its slick rock walls are very different than those of walls in other popular canyons and the hike is suitable for almost anyone. It's an out and back hike with varied...More

Thank adventure58
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Once you get through the 2 mile or so washboard road you are ready for something surprising. You get it as you walk thorugh the canyon and see the incredible geological formations with rocks "cemented" into canyon walls--very cool.

Thank BBLover1949
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A short hike through the canyon but don't forget your sunscreen. The canyon cuts and swirls through layers and ages of rock, polished smooth by repeated flash floods. Transitioned by pressure, the colors and layers of the stone are a sight to see.

Thank George G
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deedee549
18 June 2017|
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Four wheel drive not required. Graded dirt road. Short too.
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