Mosaic Canyon, Photo Gallery, Death Valley National Park, California

Mosaic Canyon

Death Valley National Park

Mosaic Canyon is aptly named for the colorful polished rock - or Breccia - lining its narrow slots. An Italian word meaning 'fragment', Mosaic Canyon's Breccia comprises a myriad of rock fragments and types suspended in a naturally occurring cement that partially forms its walls. Millennia of rainfall and floods sculpted this unique geologic amalgam, resulting in an uncommonly colorful and polished finish. The cool, narrow slots of Mosaic Canyon offer a welcome reprieve from Death Valley's hot open spaces, and an intimate look into its complex geologic past.

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