Through-Granite Canyons Trail

Death Valley, California 92328

Through-Granite Canyons Trail

Through-Granite Canyons Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A long, challenging canyon loop in the wild, lightly visited Owlshead Mountains, these canyons take you to a remote desert range in the southern end of the park. Upon reaching the jumping-off point for this lengthy desert trek, you’ll have driven through a section of Death Valley known as “the Narrows.”The brown Confidence Hills to the immediate west are an eroded scarp of the southern Death Valley fault. It was once believed that the adventurous Harry Wade family used the road as an escape route from Death Valley in 1850."

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Hiking Death Valley National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill and Polly Cunningham
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"A long, challenging canyon loop in the wild, lightly visited Owlshead Mountains; these canyons take you to a remote desert range in the southern end of the park. Upon reaching the jumping-off point for this lengthy desert trek, you’ll have driven through a section of Death Valley known as “the Narrows.” The brown Confidence Hills to the immediate west are an eroded scarp of the southern Death Valley fault. It was once believed that the adventurous Harry Wade family used the road as an escape route from Death Valley in 1850. From your parking spot, you can see the prominent rounded hill beyond the Confidence Hills that forms the southern gateway to Through Canyon." Read more

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
15
Distance
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
8 to 10 hours
Duration
November through March
Season
3,750 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,350 feet
Top Elevation
Death Valley National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Confidence Hills East, Confidence Hills West
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018