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3 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

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Desolation Canyon Trail

California | Death Valley by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Desolation Canyon is a moderate hike in Death Valley National Park. This trail is kid friendly and goes through a narrow canyon with dramatic views. Desolation Canyon is a truly amazing hike in Death Valley National Park. This narrow canyon trail leads hikers through colorful terrain and is sure to please all. While it's a relatively short trek, hikers should use caution when hiking during the heat of day, especially in the summer. Take plenty of water and use common sense as heat stroke is a possibility along this trail. There is camping available in Death Valley National Park.

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Contact: Death Valley National Park P.O. Box 579 Death Valley, CA 92328

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