Marble Canyon Road
ElevationAscent: 729' 222 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,910' 582 m
Low: 1,181' 360 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Popular runs nearby
Cottonwood/Marble Canyon Loop
26.8 mi 43.1 km • Loop • 4,032 ft Ascent 1229.03 m Ascent
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
0.8 mi 1.3 km • Out and Back • 32 ft Ascent 9.79 m Ascent
2.1 mi 3.4 km • Out and Back • 425 ft Ascent 129.44 m Ascent
Wildrose Peak Trail
8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 2,283 ft Ascent 695.79 m Ascent
Red Cathedral Out-and-Back
2.9 mi 4.7 km • Out and Back • 522 ft Ascent 159.18 m Ascent
Death Valley Trail Marathon
27.2 mi 43.9 km • Point to Point • 2,544 ft Ascent 775.28 m Ascent
“An old roadbed through the desertscape that winds through a staggering canyon.”— Mikhaila Redovian
Accessing this trail is tricky, and it's recommended that you only attempt to reach the furthest trailhead with a high-clearance vehicle. You can park along Cottonwood Canyon Road before reaching the official trailhead, but you'll have to work your way to this point on foot!
Use caution in narrow sections as flash flooding can occur.
Need to Know
Drink plenty of water: Drink at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per day to replace loss from sweat, more if you are active. Fluid and electrolyte levels must be balanced, so have salty foods or "sports drinks" too.
Avoid hiking in the heat: Do not hike in the low elevations when temperatures are hot. The mountains are cooler in summer, but can have snow and ice in winter.
Travel prepared to survive: Stay on paved roads in summer. If your car breaks down, stay with it until help comes. Carry extra drinking water in your car in case of emergency.
Watch for signs of trouble: If you feel dizzy, nauseous, or a headache, get out of the sun immediately and drink water or sports drinks. Dampen clothing to lower body temperature. Be alert for symptoms in others.
Land Manager: NPS - Death Valley National Park