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Mosaic Canyon Trail

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, California

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  • The Mosaic Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Wayfinding is straightforward on the Mosaic Canyon Trail.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Scaling the metamophosed rock on the Mosaic Canyon Trial.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Scaling the metamophosed rock on the Mosaic Canyon Trial.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • The trail follows the path created by centuries of erosion.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Layers of metamorphosed limestone on the Mosaic Canyon Trail.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Hikers in the distance provide scale. - Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Layers of brittle limestone along the Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Noonday Dolomite on the Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • A night exploration of Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Illuminating the canyon walls.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Walking the serpentine Mosaic Canyon Trail at night.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
  • Mosaic Canyon Trail, Death Valley National Park.- Mosaic Canyon Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Marbleized canyons. Open exploring. Various side trails leading to the canyons.
Cons: 
Rough road. Heavy foot traffic.
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Region:
Death Valley, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
230.00 ft (70.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Fall
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
944.00 ft (287.73 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Mosaic Canyon is a popular 2-mile hike that is suitable for all ages. During the first half mile of your trip you will pass through the narrowest section of the marbleized canyon. There are a couple of spots where some scrambling on the slick limestone is necessary, but once you pass those sections the canyon opens up into a vast open gravel wash where you're free to roam and explore. This is the point where most of the foot traffic turns around, but there is still a lot to explore beyond this point. You can take the leisurely route and walk through the wide open wash, or you can climb up and walk the skinny ridge for a more suspenseful adventure. As you progress up the canyon you will see side trails that lead into other canyons. There is also a dry waterfall at the end of the canyon section. 

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