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Death Valley National Park:
Cottonwood and Marble CanyonsRoute #9
high-clearance first 8 miles, 4x4 recommended beyond
13 miles Marble Canyon; 16 miles Cottonwood Canyon
east of the Stovepipe Wells airstrip
yes, after first 8 miles
For the first 8 miles, the road crosses Mesquite Flat and climbs a broad alluvial fan before reaching the canyon mouth. The road drops into the wash and becomes rocky and rough. One mile past the end of the first narrows, a side road leads up to Marble Canyon. Hikers can continue up the canyon beyond road’s end to see some of the finest canyon narrows in the park. Two miles beyond road's end up Cottonwood Canyon is a flowing stream lined with cottonwood trees.
Cottonwood-Marble Canyon Loop HikeBelow the spring, trees line a small stream but brush can be ...
MouthThe folding of the sedimentary rocks at the south end of the Grapevine Mountains is more obvious ...
CaveThis is a quite unusual cave as it does not have a ...
MegabrecciaThe limestone was being pulled apart as groundwater precipitated travertine around the ...
Faults/Springs/DepositsAt this location, there is a great deal of white travertine on the north ...