Kaleidoscope Canyon

Death Valley, California 92328

Kaleidoscope Canyon

Kaleidoscope Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Unofficially named, but locally known as Kaleidoscope Canyon, this is one of Death Valley’s most beautiful treasures. The canyon is literally a giant natural kaleidoscope with ever changing colorful patterns glowing with ever changing light reflecting off canyon walls and formations. As such, Kaleidoscope is a photographer’s and explorer’s paradise.

From the parking area cross the wide Jubilee Wash and head straight north across desert pavement toward the left-hand (western) toe of the lower ridge directly in front of you. There is a rounded peak behind the ridge. Upon reaching the toe of the ridge after about 0.5 mile, you’ll see a distinctive white-topped hillside far to the north. This white hillside is a key landmark, serving as a beacon, guiding you to the correct Kaleidoscope."

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
1,850 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-7 hours
Best season: October to April
Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Contacts
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Epaulet Peak-CA
Local Maps

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Jul 2018