Golden Canyon

Badwater Rd.

Furnace Creek, CA 92328

36.420609, -116.846922

Hike: 3 miles out and back    Level: Moderate

Dog-Friendly: No   Kid-Friendly: Yes

Death Valley is one of the most remarkable places to visit in California.  Just the fact that so much diversity exists in such close quarters to each other in a vast desert makes this a place to visit.  The name Death Valley is scary, but the place is remarkable.

One of the spots we visited while out here was Golden Canyon, which has drawn fame as being one of the film locations for Star Wars. Trust me when I say that my photos do not do it justice.  My camera also died before we hit the overlook which was such a shame! Golden Canyon is a 3 mile loop hike that will take you through warm-hued hillsides which feel as though you’ve landed on another planet. An adventure indeed!