Golden Canyon, Death Valley Junction

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  • This is an easy walking trail ( just before artist drive)- there is parking and restrooms where you start off. This trail is mostly flat with one spot with slight climbing. The views along the way are...  more »
  • pretty little walk with an arch, if you are in shape to continue after the Ark and the canyon is very pretty, no one, welcome to the brave. ideal for a picnic.
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  • We were there early in the morning, hardly any tourists for a quiet leisurely walk in this beautiful canyon Classic Golden colors, walking through it you can get it at Red Cathedral and the spectacular Zabriskie point.
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  • The hike itself is ok. The colors are pretty, but you are hiking up a wide wash most the way. The beginning is pretty cool seeing the remnants of what used to be a road, and I liked the ending at the red cathedral. There is a bit of scrambling right at the end with some gorgeous views, but up to this point it was just ok. The red cathedral is 1.5 miles one way. Bring lots of water and be prepared for the heat, no shade on this hike. You can also do a longer loop or hike up to Zabriskie point.
  • Hiked the 4 mile loop today — scenery so beautiful and weather perfect. It was a good workout, some scrambling. Loved this hike.
  • Yet another point in Death Valley that gives you an idea of the sheet size and scale of this national park. You won't need to spend much time there to get a feel for what Death Valley is about.
  • Another great feature in the Badwater Basin area in Death Valley NP. Beware though Red Cathedral is a one and a half mile hike from the parking lot, three miles total, so take plenty of water. Then just enjoy.
  • Golden Canyon is an awesome place to get out, stretch your legs, and take a several mile hike up through the canyon to the mountain-side and possibly up it. The canyon winds up to the mountain through a long gradual incline through stunning scenery and cavernous canyon walls. You can leave the main path on several side ones or continue up to the mountain overlook that has great views over the valley. This is my favorite walk in the valley.
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