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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Worth the bumpy 2.4 mile drive !

Take your time getting to this from highway 190 , unpaved road is quite bumpy ! When your there , a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Truro, United Kingdom
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A must!

If you do only one hike this is the one! Easy...but the rock formations are amazing! Highly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Estero, Florida
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“great hike” (21 reviews)
Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time getting to this from highway 190 , unpaved road is quite bumpy ! When your there , a pleasant low uphill grade walk through some lovely rock formations awaits , a small amount of scrambling required ,nothing too bad though. We walked...More

Thank Stuffmover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you do only one hike this is the one! Easy...but the rock formations are amazing! Highly recommend this as a number one selection for hikers. Gets hot so hike early in the morning! Bring the camera!

Thank BeachGal88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An in and out hike up a rough road near Stovepipe wells. It was very popular. After the initial interesting part there is a long open area where you are exposed to the sun before you re-enter a canyon area. This is a beautiful spot...More

1  Thank teamflames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had asked a ranger which hike we should do between this and Desolation Canyon and he said Mosaic hands down. The smooth marble walls along the way are so beautiful and the change in rock along the entire trail is interesting and unique. The...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable walk. Not unbelievable, but worth the effort. Also consider Golden Canyon, no one was there but it was probably better.

Thank HappyTraveller234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great hike. Short enough for most. first narrow then opens up. Walls in area are smooth, polished marble. Walls literally look like they were constructed as a mosaic. Really pretty

Thank kelly d
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The part of interest to non-geologists is the first narrows, only about a tenth of a mile from the trail head. The second narrows seems very like the first, only much further (about two miles) uphill. In between is the geology walk, and for that...More

Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This place is out of this world - the mountains and the rocks and scenery are stunning. One slight issue is there are a few rocks to get up which can be tricky for older or less mobile people but the rewards are well worth...More

1  Thank Damspost
Reviewed 5 May 2017

An excellent hike in an unusual canyon. Study up on the geology in advance, if you can. Maybe five miles round trip if you go all the way to the end. But the best, and most interesting part of the hike is in the first...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were not originally intending to do this but our friend convinced us that it was worthwhile and I will say that you will be glad you visited this particular spot and sorry if you pass it up.

Thank DPenn_11
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Is the road to get to Mosaic Canyon require 4 wheel drive? I am planning to rent a regular economy or mid size vehicle.
19 June 2017|
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Response from BeachGal88 | Reviewed this property |
No, 4 wheel not needed BUT the road is rough and not paved. If you are in a regular sedan it would be tough but do able. Just go slow and easy. Be sure to check weather with ranger station before going. Very hot and they... More