Death Valley Golden Canyon Hike

Death Valley Golden Canyon Hike

Golden Canyon is one of the most popular hikes in Death Valley.  Located near Furnace Creek the trailhead is easy to access and there are a number of variations to the route, including Zabriskie Point overlooking the badlands. Although a popular hike, we were there during peak season and crossed very few other hikers.

The Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Hike is a 4-mile loop trail. There is some walking up and down steep hills with narrow cliff-side paths and a little bit of rock scrambling, but I would still rate it an easy to moderate hike.  The trail is well marked but a few signs are hard to spot and it would be extremely easy to get lost. 

Check out our Golden Canyon Hike highlight video!

Golden Canyon Trailhead location
NPS Trail Map for Golden Valley

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