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    Death Valley National Park: Golden Canyon

    Furnace Creek, California

    Death Valley National Park Golden Canyon

    Death Valley National Park: Golden Canyon Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "Take this hike for a self-guided interpretive hike into colorful geologic history. Layers in the canyon walls tell of mountain ranges that have long since washed away and of an ancient lake that deposited layer after layer of mud and clay on its bottom. Millions of years of earthquakes have pushed these formations up, while erosion carved them away, leaving the visual spectacle you see around you. For more detail, pick up one of the interpretive brochures available at the trailhead. Do not, however, visit this area when thunderstorms are active anywhere in the region, or you might get caught in a flash flood. Vehicle: Passenger car."

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    Sunnyvale, CA
    Adventurer | 280 pts
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    2/15/2015
    Let's start with that trail's easy accessible (good road leads right to trail head, no dust, no unpaved roads or 4W roads)Trail is very easy, but be aware you will need a lot of water and sunscreen, and of course comfortable shoes.
    We spent almost an hour exploring of all descendant canyons and found a lot of interesting places, so if you see the way in the wall, be not afraid to take side way.
    In the end of the canyon there is short climb up to a top of mountain. If you are not scary to climb down (as I am) climb it up and check beautiful view on Badwater basin and valley
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    Diamond Valley, UT
    Pathfinder | 170 pts
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    3/14/2007
    Reviewed by Bill & Teresa Kettler

    Great Trail, Bring Water, Great for the Children. The begining of the trail has you walking a wash with the walls appearing to be marblized such as granite, very beautiful patterns

    Images available http://www.kettlerfamilyonlinealbum.com/
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    Trail Information

    Furnace Creek
    Nearby City
    Trail Guides
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    3
    Distance
    500 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1 to 2 hours
    Duration
    Best Times:
    Season
    Death Valley National Park
    Local Contacts
    National Geographic/Trails Illustrated #221 (Death Valley)
    Local Maps