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Like the devil's golf course, this was a truly unique landscape. I ended up walking the .8 miles out to the end of the path

11 hours ago

no hike needed to view this. the landscape is unlike anything I have ever seen before. worth a stop

11 hours ago

seems like you would have to take the scenic drive in order to get to this. not sure why this is a seperate "trail". bit yeah, the colors are cool and worth checking out

11 hours ago

the drive itself was boring and in my opinion (as the driver) not very scenic. the main attraction is the artist's palette. it's quick and easy though and def worth experiencing...I was hoping for more. maybe I missed something?

scenic driving
1 day ago

This is a paved one-way road you drive. If you don’t have much time to hike then definitely take this drive it is worth it. It is a multitude of different scenery, colours, geology, formations etc.... It changes so much take it slow and enjoy the 360 view. There are a few turnouts, you should take them and see what the short hikes have to offer. No turning around (one-way road) so take advantage! You won’t be disappointed.

6 days ago

Climb sand dunes is always fun. Easy access, and be careful with sun even in winter.

Not a hike but a great view

16 days ago

high reward and payoff for a nealy nonexistent hike. amazing view

spent the morning on the dunes for the sunrise a couple weeks ago and ended up walking around aimlessly for longer and farther than I intended. got some cool pics while heading out to one of the bigger dunes in the distance. dunes look cool even when viewing from a distance

The road to the trail is closed for the next 5-6 months FYI. I didn't read about it anywhere beforehand so I was a little disappointed. you can still walk to it but it is like 9 miles total and I didnt have time for the extra hike

hiking
21 days ago

Be aware that the road leading to the trail head is currently closed. Walked a little over 2 miles from HWY 190 just to get to the trail head. As far as the hikes goes. Pretty basic - nothing that exciting. If you have time you'd be better off spending time in the dunes or badlands - Golden Canyon, just my opinion. The upside is that since the road is closed there is no one in the canyon. We only saw 4 people in about 3-4 hours;

You can hike around as little or as long as you’d like. Interesting to see.

Really neat! Go to the end for the best pictures...less mud in the cool crystal formations. And less people! Hiked 1.7 miles round trip.

scenic driving
1 month ago

This is a one-way paved road through the canyons and overlooks of the Artist's Palette. It's a great route to get up close to some of the area's spectacular formations with little-to-no need to leave your vehicle, making this an excellent feature to check-out when temperatures are high. There are a few turnouts/overlooks where you stop for pictures along the route. Be sure to drive slowly through the loop, as the road is very twisty and passes through narrow canyons with little side-clearance.

Here is the lowest point in North America, and is probably the most popular roadside spot in DVNP. One can view the area from the roadside overlook, or hike .5 mile trail can be taken out onto the salt flat itself. there are also some saline pools near the trailhead/overlook. Very unique spot in a very unique National Park. Just be prepared for the heat, even outside of summer!

Best place for sunrise in Death Valley. Really nice paved path and places to sit at the top to watch the sun come up.

Easy hike with kids. Nice views of the valley too

Super hot! Everyone was right- a lot further than it looks but go all the way to the end!

scenic driving
1 month ago

So pretty! Also make sure to do the one way scenic drive!

Not really a hike, just a short walk to the AMAZING viewpoint. Really pretty!

Super hot and much further than you think it is. Deceiving, but so worth it!

Stupid hot, but insanely awesome!

scenic driving
1 month ago

At just about sundown on a 129 degree day, we drove up Artist's Drive to Artist's Palette. As you drive along the one-way road you wonder if the walls will collapse on you. Quite an interesting set of rock and mineral formations along the drive. Must do in Death Valley NP.

hiking
1 month ago

Best done in late afternoon with the full sun on the mineral deposits that look like several piles of different colored sand dunes. Very cool. It was only 129 degrees in the valley and getting out of the car was like stepping into an oven.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a very good golf course; drive to end of road to the parking area and walk through the very rough and chunky rocky hard minerals that cover the bottom of the basin. Interesting phenomenon, worth a quick stop. It was only 129 degrees in the valley...

Unless you consider walking the dirt road with cars passing by and dusting you a trail, this is not a trail. Save time and the eating of dust. Drive to the parking area at the end, enjoy the vista, hop back in the car and find a real hike.

Nice short in and out hike up a red sandstone slot canyon to a natural bridge and dry waterfall. Easy hike to the end.

It's super hot during the day but n awesome feeling. Make sure you carry water and wear full sleeves.

It's a fun hike and we see the different rock colors which is fascinating :)

It's not much of a hike, but the view was amazing, couldn't believe it was true. Will cherish the moment for a lifetime... Its awesome awesome awesome and its a MUST!!

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