Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop via Zabriskie Point

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop via Zabriskie Point is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Death Valley, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from November until April.

6.0 miles 1171 feet Loop

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Experience the beautiful Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch as a loop from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. Moderate trail through Golden Canyon, Red Cathedral and Gower Gulch. Colorful badlands, canyon narrows and old borax mines are the most impressive sights there. Hike from Zabriskie Point through Golden Canyon to the Red Cathedral by following the markers. From Red Cathedral hike to the Golden Canyon trailhead at the parking area (Highway 190 on Badwater Road). From there follow the trail to the Gower Gulch. Don't turn left or right when you are in the gulch. There are no markers in the gulch. Next marker is at the crossing Golden Canyon Trail and Gower Gulch Trail close to Zabriskie Point.

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24 days ago

Very beautiful trail, and you will find fewer people the further you hike into the canyon. The scenery is otherworldly and the center of the canyon away from the trailheads is peaceful. There are trail markers throughout, so navigating the canyons is pretty straightforward.

5 years ago

After reading about your hike we plan to do this . It would help if you could upload a GPX file so we could follow the Gower gulch portion