Just east of the snow-packed Sierra Nevada lies the hottest, lowest, driest, and largest National Park in the lower 48. Cool weather visitors are treated to an otherworldly landscape of sand dunes, badlands, and hidden oases riddled with landmarks of shocking human perseverance, while overnight visitors are rewarded with some of the clearest night skies on the planet.

Viewing 11 of 11 Hikes

Salt Creek

Salt Creek

Distance: 0.5 mi

Time: 0.5 hrs

Difficulty: Beginner

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin

Distance: 1 mi

Time: 0.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 20 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Darwin Falls

Darwin Falls

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 20 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Hungry Bill’s Ranch

Hungry Bill’s Ranch

Distance: 3.3 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 793 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Mosaic Canyon

Mosaic Canyon

Distance: 3.8 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 958 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Keane Wonder Mine

Keane Wonder Mine

Distance: 3.3 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1535 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Sidewinder Canyon

Sidewinder Canyon

Distance: 4.3 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1171 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Ashford Canyon

Ashford Canyon

Distance: 4.2 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1162 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Scotty’s Canyon

Scotty’s Canyon

Distance: 6.6 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1014 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch to Zabriskie Point

Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch to Zabriskie Point

Distance: 6 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 875 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak

Distance: 14 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2883 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

2 Comments

Toni Wagner Mar 8, 2020 10:03

Death Valley is easily one of my favorite places having been there at least 35 times, 29 of these as a volunteer worker. Each canyon is entirely different. Don't use your GPS. Stop at the Visitors Center to get ideas of areas to see and a hand out of those areas or purchase Michel Digonnet's great book "Hiking Death Valley" A guide to its natural wonders and mining past. Of course, don't go in the summer if you want to do any hiking.

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Dave Johnson Jun 16, 2017 15:06

In my opinion, Mosaic Canyon is the best hike in Death Valley NP.

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