• Golden Canyon Interpretive Trail, Death Valley - Furnace Creek, California

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Pick up an interpretive booklet at the trailhead to get the most out of this one-mile each-way canyon walk; along the way you'll see signs of floods, fault lines, an ancient lake and even the remains of the road that once ran through here (it was washed away in 1976). And on the return leg you can simply enjoy the rich colors of the rock formations that form the canyon walls. The dramatic Red Cathedral formation at the top of the trail is one of the best places in the park to watch the sunset.

      If you go:
      This is one of Death Valley's easiest canyon trails but still demands respect; carry plenty of water and keep an eye out on the weather, cloudbursts can result in flash floods.


      Badwater Road
      Three miles south of Furnace Creek
      Furnace Creek, California 92328 USA

      Mailing address:
      Death Valley National Park
      P.O. Box 579
      Death Valley, CA 92328 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (760) 786-3200

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      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        This is one of the very few places I've not walked in Death Valley yet (that's this close to a paved road).