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Golden Canyon

Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Neat Colors and Formations

Definitely worth a quick stop and short hike up into the canyon, the colors were beautiful. be sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BRDman7
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Vancouver, Canada
Quick Stop Unless You’re Hiking

This is mainly a trailhead for hikers but it is a scenic stopover for sightseers. As the sign... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry S
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Green Valley
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These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“red cathedral” (62 reviews)
“gower gulch” (36 reviews)
“easy hike” (38 reviews)
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Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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"red cathedral"
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"gower gulch"
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"easy hike"
in 38 reviews
"great hike"
in 28 reviews
"longer hike"
in 5 reviews
"the loop"
in 16 reviews
"death valley"
in 73 reviews
"popular hike"
in 5 reviews
"zabriskie point"
in 27 reviews
"parking lot"
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"entire hike"
in 5 reviews
"beat the heat"
in 4 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 5 reviews
"gets hot"
in 5 reviews
"star wars"
in 11 reviews
"short hike"
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"ranger talk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a quick stop and short hike up into the canyon, the colors were beautiful. be sure to carry water with you.

Thank BRDman7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is mainly a trailhead for hikers but it is a scenic stopover for sightseers. As the sign warns, make sure you have enough water and do your hiking before 10:00am. You can take a short walk for a few hundred feet and get a...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

When we reached this place it was around 4.30 pm. All the visitors were going back. My friend was tired and he denied to explore. So, I went alone. I was the only person in the path and saw around 10 people who were coming...More

Thank Makshum
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We loved the hike trough the Golden Canyon. We started at the golden Canyon trailhead, did the Golden Canyon going trough Red Cathedral and climbed to Zabriske point and then we went back trough Gower Gulch. It's an amazing loop and you will see some...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Went on a cool day April and it was still warm. Not much shade, bring plenty of water. It is not that hard a hike. Not too much elevation gain or much if any rock scrambling. I would reccomend hiking boots or trail shoes although...More

Thank L B
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Took this in the morning while it wasn't too hot and the light as good. Beautiful canyon, but as noted there are no signs. The best scenery can be seen in the first half mile- use the extra time to see another site before it...More

Thank kagatlin
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Plenty of flat footing, places to rest, room for hikers and shade in certain parts of the day. A couple of interesting narrower passageways that will interest kids.

Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The Golden Canyon is Really impressive.it looks so beautiful, we Walked in the Canyon and the Rock is so amazing! If you are in the Death valley, it's a MUST to visit the Golden canyon

Thank David v
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you are able the Gower Gulch/Golden Canyon loop is amazing. We were told by a ranger to start by going down the trail behind the vault bathroom parallel to the Badwater Road first. That gets that out of the way in the cooler morning...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This hike was interesting, but quite crowded and for some reason had very poor signage or lack of signage in confusing intersections. I wound up having to help many groups of people that didn't know how to see the "amphitheater" near the end of the...More

Thank jlava88
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