Hiking The Cottonwood - Marble Canyon Loop

The 38th most popular hiking trail in California.

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Near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park, the partially unmarked 26 mile Cottonwood - Marble Canyon Loop is a challenging treck crossing three canyons. This desert hiking route offers vistas of brown peaks, sheer cliffs and jagged chasms while passing from Cottonwood Canyon to Deadhorse Canyon and over to Marble Canyon.

Make sure to stop at the Stovepipe Wells Ranger Station for a backcountry permit.

Overall, Cottonwood - Marble Canyon Loop is the 38th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California.


Local Contact(s):  Death Valley National Park (760) 786-2331; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Recommended Map:  "Death Valley National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Oct. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Luxury Loding:  Furnace Creek Inn (800) 678-8946

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/deva/

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  12521


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