Best Easy Day Hikes: Death Valley National Park
by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Bill and Polly Cunningham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
This canyon was closed to motor vehicles during our trip so we did about 4 -5 miles one way from the valley side into the canyon. Interesting geology in the canyon. Kinda neat as the canyon has a lot of narrow places where it gets dark and cozy. The hike was on a graded road, don't know why the park service had the road closed. Plenty of places to just find a nice rock, lay down, and look up through the canyon walls to the sky. We had the canyon all to ourselves, a little different kind of Christmas day hike.
Beautiful one way drive from the east (Beatty, NV). Make sure to drive it in a high-clearance, 4WD vehicle, as the road is HORRIBLE! Gorgeous canyon before Titus narrows. The narrows are beautiful, some petroglyphs around. Hiking in from the west (death valley side) is much better, can really study the different formations and appreciate the tall, narrow slot canyon, not too much traffic to hike into, and plenty of room to avoid the cars.
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