Lower Monarch Canyon (Death Valley NP) 15-Feb-2017

Death Valley National Park California

Unlike our first three hikes, all of which are located in the Black Mountains south of Furnace Creek, Monarch Canyon is in the Funeral Mountains to the north.  The principal attractions of a hike into its lower canyon is its relative remoteness and the journey it offers through tortured meta-sedimentary rocks and polished mosaics, capped off by small pools at the base of a 110-foot perennial waterfall. These features drew us to lower Monarch as our fourth (and last) hike during our 2017 visit to Death Valley National Park.

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