Death Valley Hiking and Camping Dec 4th to Dec 10th

We will be based at the Ranch at Death Valley

Admin - you must be registered for this outing and have signed a waiver

Very few hotels inside the park


Hiking - It looks like we will have a good selection of hikes that are still open.

Monday - Introduction to Death Valley
We don't hike in flash flood or rain warnings

Artists Palette Overlook -  1/2 mile trail - 50 feet elevation

Natural Bridge - 1.4 miles - 450 ft elevation

Devil's Golf Course - 2.6 miles - 50 ft elevation

Mosaic Canyon - Tuesday
Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 958 ft Route type Out & back
2 Dry waterfalls and a little boulder scrambling
Rated as moderate

The Mosaic Canyon Trail is an amazing hike for both first-time and long-time visitors of Death Valley National Park. A two mile drive up the gravel road on the western edge of Stovepipe Wells delivers hikers to the Mosaic Canyon Trailhead. The walls of smoothly polished marble immediately come together forming a short, stunning, tortuous narrows. Along the way, you may notice the mosaic-like breccia for which the canyon is named. Beyond these narrows, the canyon opens to a large wash, but the fun doesn’t have to end here. Several primitive trails work their way up the canyon to even more narrows, dry falls, and other fun discoveries. Mosaic Canyon is a perfect hike for families and seasoned desert hikers alike.

Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop - Wednesday

One of the most popular hiking areas. Hikers can choose a short walk, a little loop or a moderate hike

This will be the Wednesday hike.
Full Loop is Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 1,082 ft Route type Loop

Desolation Canyon- Thursday - 3.6 - 770 feet elevation

Friday - Play it by ear depending on roads.

Dante's View - 1 mile - 50 feet elevation -if road open

Ubehebe Crater if the road is open.- 2 mile - 400 feet -if road open