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Address: Death Valley Junction, CA
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These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of...

These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes.

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My favorite place in Death Valley

I fell in love with Golden Canyon! Initially, there's a bit of difficulty getting going. There are a couple of steep rocks. Just go slowly and take it easy. Going up isn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Felicia D
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Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fell in love with Golden Canyon! Initially, there's a bit of difficulty getting going. There are a couple of steep rocks. Just go slowly and take it easy. Going up isn't difficult, but coming down (for me) turn around and climb down backwards! Once you get up there, the rest of the way is flat. I walked toward Red... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite trails in the park. The rock formations are fascinating and exceptional. We walked as far as the Red Cathedral and highly recommend this. We stopped our trip when we had to climb through narrow rock formation. Nevertheless, we were totally satisfied going to the cathedral. this is a "must see"site in the park.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just fit in this hike at the end of our whistle stop day tour of Death Valley before the sun set. There is a good size parking lot here and you can hike through the Canyon as far as you like, towards Red Cathedral rock which is a scramble to climb up. It goes for 8km if you want... More 

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Kentucky
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well...this is what happened. My wife and I embarked on the Golden Canyon trail, which was paved, however, we didn't travel too far when we noticed a hidden entrance on the right side. We decided to see where the trail takes us. There were no signs or people on that trail. The terrain was more rugged, dusty, slippery and with... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the road, this out-and-back hike up a hill isn't amazing, but adding in the longer, exerting spur brings you to some incredible places that seem very far from the crowds. We took 1.5-2 hours on it, and got out of breath at the top, and rushing at the end, but all of that was totally worth it. The late... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landscape on this 8 km walk is overpowering. Soaring buttresses and tilted, angled mountains painted in bright coloured layers that boggle the mind. The path winds around varying types of landscapes, all of which look like they came from another planet. Now wonder some outside shots for Starwars and Lost in Space were shot here!!

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Thank mazveronese
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. I visited it during the end of December 2016 when the weather at 7 am is in the cool 30-40 degree area (cooler without the sun of course). There is a parking area for what looked like 20 cars, but people park on the outskirts of the lot itself as well. The trail is easy spotted... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great walk up a gradual slop towards the red cathedral cliff. Take a right towards the loop trail and you can get a great view from this trail (or walk all the wY to the red rock)

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Thank ElHaKa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must if in Death Valley! Be ready for a long easy hike. Bring your water and map to see the colors of Death Valley.

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Thank Brenda U
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We opted for the ranger guided hike and would certainly recommend this. He was an enthusiastic guide and pointed out the geology in an interesting and easy to understand way. Amazing that cars once drove part way up as evident through remnants of road! The cliffs either side are impressive, and as others have noted Star Wars fans will enjoy... More 

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