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Mosaic Canyon

Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Fun and exciting

with the right hiking gear a suitable and challenging hike (the most fun and excitement comes about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fredrik H
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Massachusetts
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Smooth canyon walls

Death Valley NP draws you back to it. If you haven’t been, then go. The last time we visited was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dougnorm
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Perth, Canada
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  • Average5%
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Travellers talk about
“polished marble” (14 reviews)
“stovepipe wells” (44 reviews)
“great hike” (21 reviews)
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Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-3200
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"polished marble"
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"stovepipe wells"
in 44 reviews
"great hike"
in 21 reviews
"rock formations"
in 26 reviews
"easy hike"
in 21 reviews
"favorite hike"
in 9 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 4 reviews
"death valley"
in 75 reviews
"mile gravel road"
in 4 reviews
"slick rock"
in 4 reviews
"trail head"
in 12 reviews
"short hike"
in 18 reviews
"half mile"
in 14 reviews
"interesting geology"
in 5 reviews
"bumpy ride"
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"gets hot"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

with the right hiking gear a suitable and challenging hike (the most fun and excitement comes about a mile up the canyon)

Thank Fredrik H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Death Valley NP draws you back to it. If you haven’t been, then go. The last time we visited was three years ago, and some things had changed. Both Dante’s View and Scotty’s Castle were closed for repairs and maintenance, the walking paths to Zabriskie...More

1  Thank dougnorm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canyon is located off a short dirt road just west of Stovepipe Wells. Its slick rock walls are very different than those of walls in other popular canyons and the hike is suitable for almost anyone. It's an out and back hike with varied...More

Thank adventure58
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you get through the 2 mile or so washboard road you are ready for something surprising. You get it as you walk thorugh the canyon and see the incredible geological formations with rocks "cemented" into canyon walls--very cool.

Thank BBLover1949
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A short hike through the canyon but don't forget your sunscreen. The canyon cuts and swirls through layers and ages of rock, polished smooth by repeated flash floods. Transitioned by pressure, the colors and layers of the stone are a sight to see.

Thank George G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was very enjoyable to hike in the Mosaic Canyon, a bit of climbing after several days walking on mostly flat Death Valley. The nature here is breath taking, polished marble, rough breccia, little plants being able to find the place to live where it...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This hike was about 4 miles and took us about 2 hours. The rocks have some great colors. Some parts require a little climbing which was a lot of fun. It's one way out and one way back and the middle turn around point is...More

Thank melissa w
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is a easy hike up a canyon that the walls of the canyon reveal lots of geological formations. Very interesting place to get out and walk.

Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hiking trail in and out, not that long but can be challanging in places. The rocks are quite slick and you have to scramble up & down in places. Be very easy for rock climbers but I found it a bit of a struggle at...More

Thank travelbugWimborne_UK
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We hiked 3 canyon walks while in Death Valley and they were each so distinctive and beautiful and provided such amazing perspective as to the geology of the Park. We only hiked approx. 1.3 miles to the "seemingly impassable bounder jam" (per Ranger handout) but...More

2  Thank webcam13
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deedee549
19 June 2017|
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Four wheel drive not required. Graded dirt road. Short too.
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