Posted by: danielfee | August 20, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 08-20-2012

Golden Canyon – Death Valley National Park, CA

Golden Canyon, located a few miles south of Furnace Creek, is a short gorge that cuts into brightly colored sandstone rocks in many glowing shades of orange, gold and red. The hike through the Golden Canyon  is one of the most popular in Death Valley National Park. Combined with a return hike via adjacent Gower Gulch is an easy 4.3 miles round trip. A second option is to start on the west side of the canyon at Zabriski Point, which is where this photo was taken from, and hike through the canyon to the car park on the other side assuming you have someone pick you up on the other side. Along the route you will pass the high sandstone cliffs which form a natural amphitheatre known as Red Cathedral.

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