Nemo Canyon

Death Valley, California 92328

Nemo Canyon

Nemo Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"The Nemo Canyon hike takes you on a gentle downhill traverse hike through open desert and down a wide graveled wash, bounded by low ridges and multicolored badlands, providing a pleasing contrast to nearby mountain climbs.

This moderate point-to-point down-canyon traverse begins in open desert country dotted with creosote bushes and Mormon tea. Nemo Canyon drops moderately to the southwest. To avoid walking toward the sun and into a stiff afternoon wind, make
this a morning excursion if at all possible. The canyon is wide open with low-lying hills and ridges. Soon a few scattered yuccas begin to appear. At first the wash is braided and graveled, but it becomes better defined with a sandy bottom after about 1 mile. At 1.5 miles the valley narrows a bit."

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Best season: October through May
Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200;
Local Contacts
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Emigrant Pass-CA
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Jul 2018