1. Up Cottonwood Canyon from our camp, to the right turn to Marble Canyon. Good long hike up the canyon to the Fourth Narrows. A full day of hiking. The road is a somewhat tricky 4WD, though passable in almost any SUV.
2. Up Gower Gulch and then down Golden Canyon. A great half day of hiking with splendid views. For extra credit, you can go up to Zabriskie Point and mix with the cars. We did not.
3. Titus Canyon, with a great hike to the top of a knob near Red Pass. This hike is not mentioned in the otherwise excellent Hiking Death Valley by Michel Diconnet. It is shown on the National Geographic hiking map of Death Valley National Park. Then on to Ubehebe Crater, where we took the grand tour of all three craters and walked the circumference of the main crater.
The company: Andy, his two classmates Kyle and Kevin, and Dr. Bob
In Marble Canyon
Manley Beacon on the Golden Canyon trail
Looking across Death Valley from Golden Canyon
The First Narrows of Marble Canyon
The boys: Kyle, Kevin, and Andy