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Golden Canyon Trailhead
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Golden Canyon Trailhead
Golden Canyon Trailhead

Golden Canyon Trailhead is located along Badwater Road in Death Valley National Park, about 2-1/2 hours northwest of Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas, drive out to Death Valley. From the Furnace Creek Visitor Center (Table 1, Site 0712), drive south on Highway 190 for about 1.25 miles to Badwater Road (Site 0741). Turn right towards Badwater (Highway 178), and drive south for 2.0 miles to Golden Canyon Rd (Site 0805). Turn left and drive east into the Golden Canyon parking area (Site 0746), which is adjacent to low cliffs. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Golden Canyon Trailhead

The Golden Canyon Trailhead provides access to hikes in the hills and canyons between Golden Canyon, Zabriskie Point, and Gower Gulch, including access to Cathedral Cliffs, Manly Beacon, and several miles of relatively easy hiking.

Trails: Golden Canyon, Gower Gulch, Gower Gulch Loop, and Zabriskie Point to Golden Canyon.

Golden Canyon Trailhead Golden Canyon Trailhead
Golden Canyon Trailhead Golden Canyon Trailhead

Table 1. Highway Coordinates Based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Easting Northing Elevation (ft) Verified
0712 Furnace Creek Visitor Center 36.46159 116.86574 512030 4034954 -186 Yes
0741 Hwy 190 at Badwater Rd 36.44841 116.85192 513271 4033494 4 Yes-2
0746 Golden Canyon Parking 36.42060 116.84598 513808 4030410 -167 Yes
0805 Badwater Rd at Golden Cyn Rd 36.42052 116.84675 513739 4030401 -153 GPS

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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