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Cottonwood and Marble Canyons

Basics
Location:
Death Valley National Park
Length:
16 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult

Description

For the first 8 miles, the road crosses Mesquite Flat and climbs a broad alluvial fan before reaching the canyon mouth. The road drops into the wash and becomes rocky and rough. One mile past the end of the first narrows, a side road leads up to Marble Canyon. Hikers can continue up the canyon beyond road’s end to see some of the finest canyon narrows in the park. Two miles beyond road's end up Cottonwood Canyon is a flowing stream lined with cottonwood trees.

Details

Location:
Death Valley National Park
Length:
16 miles
13 miles Marble Canyon; 16 miles Cottonwood Canyon
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Camping Info
Camping available after first 8 miles
Additional Details:
Vehicle needed: high-clearance first 8 miles, 4x4 recommended beyond

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Begins east of Stovepipe Wells airstrip
Customizable Directions


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