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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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geologist dream

easy to get to near stovepipe wells. short hike takes you through numerous ages with beautiful rock formations. we especially liked the first canyon with noonday dolomite

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

easy to get to near stovepipe wells. short hike takes you through numerous ages with beautiful rock formations. we especially liked the first canyon with noonday dolomite

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Kushalnagar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

nice smooth slot canyon, but the next mile and a half isn't really worth the trip I would recommend mesquite flat dunes nearby

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosaic canyon stop offers you a chance to walk through the walls of the canyon - which are narrow in the initial 0.2 miles but then open up. We walked around 3/4th of a mile into the canyon. You see very interesting colors and rock formations. The trailhead requires a 1 mile drive through a gravel road. SUV's recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn 't go far - just one mile or so - canyon is very beautiful at the very beginning , saw lots of kids having fun there, sliding from the polished rock hills. When went a little further I didn't find any interest there and turned back

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an exciting and fun hike with beautiful rocks to climb on and walk between. There were kids climbing everywhere, but it was also fun for grownups. Most of the families didn't make it to the end of the hike (it dead ends), and some of the best climbing was there. You get to walk in the slot canyons... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long strenuous walk but worth every step. Stunning views of the valley and all kinds of different rock formations.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- did the hike last week - I would recommend going till the slippery rocks end, which is no more than 1/2 or 3/4 mile. after that it got boring. - more photo spots in early hike - the rocks on canyon are amazing - it can be slippery at couple of places, be careful. Good grip shoes will help,... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can't make it to the Great Sand Dunes national park, this is the consolation prize. It's an area where the sand collects because the wind blows it right to the foot of the mountain and it collects there. You can explore anywhere on the sand dunes and it's tough walking because it's so soft. Be careful about the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We hiked the canyon early in the morning and it is great. the temp was around 100 but with a slight breeze blowing it didn't feel bad. The rocks were so smooth they didn't feel real almost looked like they were coated with plastic. You are up in the mountain so looking down on Stovepipe Wells and the Mesquite sand... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This canyon is only a 2 mile drive up a dirt road & parking is close to the entrance of the canyon. The canyon is really beautiful with all of the colors and actual "mosaics' in the rocks. Its an easy trail, fit for most everyone. You can go 15 minutes or an hour and enjoy either. Later in the... More 

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