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This loop trail offers colorful badlands, canyon narrows and old borax mines. Hiking at low elevations during the summer is not recommended.

The Gower Gulch Loop Trail begins at the Golden Canyon Trailhead. Follow the Golden Canyon Interpretive Trail one mile to the last trail marker. Follow the right side of the canyon fork, which leads over badlands to Gower Gulch. Once in Gower Gulch hike left to reach Zabriskie Point. Turn right in Gower Gulch to reach Badwater Road and complete the loop back to the trailhead.

The hike down Gower Gulch leads through a narrow canyon. Two easy dry falls must be navigated along this route. An interpretive handout is available for the Gower Gulch hike at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

Directions: From Furnace Creek, Drive 2 miles south on the Badwater Road to the Golden Canyon parking area.

Elevation: Sea Level

Elevation Gain: 655 feet

Distance: 4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Death Valley National Park, California

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