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Mosaic Canyon

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Address: Route 190, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Do not skip this short Hike! It is beautiful!

If you have limited time in Death Valley, then Mosaic Canyon is the one "must see" scenic point. The 2.5 mile drive on dirt road from Stovepipe Wells village is the toughest part... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have limited time in Death Valley, then Mosaic Canyon is the one "must see" scenic point. The 2.5 mile drive on dirt road from Stovepipe Wells village is the toughest part of this adventure. From the trailhead, you only to go five to ten minutes to have great views! Get past the first smooth rock climb and you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit more vigorous walk, with small scrambles at points, but the sights of the smooth (Marble like) rock under a sort of mixed up composite rock makes for very interesting formations. the twits in the canyon on way up make for great views. It si a bit of a walk in the sun up to the canyon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was incredible. We couldn't handle climbing over the boulder area at the end of the hike so we just went out and back. The views are unbelievable. Great hiking and not too difficult. This was one of the few hiking places that didn't have a pit toilet available.

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Long Beach, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this hike! The canyon walls change at nearly every turn! If you still have your imagination, faces will appear. Be human or critters. The walk is up hill but very gradual. Colors are outstanding, multitudes of colors and contours that show how the years have carved it!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this 4 mile total round trip hike in about 2 hours. Beautiful scenery, spent time looking and taking photos. First mile has lots of tourist, but then a bit more of a climb over some rocks, and you see much less crowds. Well worth going all the way to the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long Unpaved road. Bring water. Take the lower canyon path and scrambling starts at the big boulder. Follow stone cairns and arrows. Great intermediate trail. Short people need a leg up at times, and a slide down on your bottom. Good fun. Best early or late to avoid its' popularity.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mosaic Canyon is a must see if in the Stovepipe Wells area. Not a particularly large Canyon but pretty none the less. Some climbing is involved and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was easily our favorite hike in Death Valley. The polished granite and rock mosaic walls in this canyon were quite impressive. Several caves and side canyons are also fun to explore. The four mile hike took us about two hours. The boulder jam is easily bypassed by either side. The two dry falls also have reasonable bypasses for experienced... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the highlight of our death valley trip. The trail itself is fun with lots of rock scrambling (we love this part). The smooth/mosaic surface is quite unique as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The canyon is smooth from flash floods. In the beginning of the easy hike the sides are smooth and look like marble. The name Mosaic comes from a lot of different types of rocks that compressed together which to me looked like a natural concrete mixture of sorts. The canyon opens up to high walls, 1000 feet or so.

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