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Mosaic Canyon

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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Beautiful narrow canyon with interesting rock features

The canyon is smooth from flash floods. In the beginning of the easy hike the sides are smooth and look like marble. The name Mosaic comes from a lot of different types of rocks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Peter O

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The canyon is smooth from flash floods. In the beginning of the easy hike the sides are smooth and look like marble. The name Mosaic comes from a lot of different types of rocks that compressed together which to me looked like a natural concrete mixture of sorts. The canyon opens up to high walls, 1000 feet or so.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite site in the park. The rock formations and the polished rock surfaces were fascinating. The walk into the canyon is fairly easy until you get to rocks that need to be climbed. We wish we had shoes with more tread traction as ours tended to slide on the rock. Some of the climbing is challenging but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your hike takes you through many different colors of rock which can change color with the sun. Great walk.

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Maplewood, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the quiet walk and rock formations. It took us about 45 minutes but we didn't go to the end of the path. Some different rock formations than others in the park. A relatively easy hike.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The end of the trail is a dried up waterfall which a lot of hikers did not realize and turned back before hitting the end. This is a 4 miles round trip super fun trail with a few places requiring some light climbing. Being a canyon, part of the trail provides good shade.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Requires a drive on a dusty rutted road. But boy is the hike in the canyon terrific. One of the highlights of our Death Valley visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful formations, wonderful views. Nice little trek to get to see everything. It is quite vast, so the formations are beautiful at every turn

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another Death Valley sight that's beautiful. Hike up to the beautiful overlooks. There is a little bit of mild rock scrambling on some trails.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a long hike, but if you want to make it to the second dry falls you'll need to scramble over some boulders and pull yourself up a bit of a wall. Even if you're not up for that last bit, though, the scenery is very beautiful and I found the huge swathes of yellow marble at the... More 

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful walk-through. Many of the walls had been separated eons ago to create almost a mirrored effect on opposite walls. There was one spot where it appeared to be a black marble-like vein with splotches of snow white color. Simply beautiful! However, if you are one of those people that considers geological beauty as simply "rocks and... More 

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