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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

2 days 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

2 days 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
2 days 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.

8 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

5 stars for a sunset view! After a long day of hiking this was a nice end of the day stroll

hiking
17 days ago

It was one of my best trail in this park.

Great view! Your knees can get a little shaky when you have a fear of heights, but the view will make you forget the fear!

18 days ago

cool views. i didn't even go on the trail. i just parked at the viewpoint got out, took a few pics and took off afterwards because the temperature dropped down to like 40 degrees ( this was on the 12th and I wasnt dressed for that chilly, windy weather...the rest of the day was perfect, warm prob mid 70s). so overall, it was cool, I wish I had ventured out on the trail with the appropriate attire

18 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

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.

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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

Nice in and out hike. We started this hike early and enjoyed the view of the sunrise from the peak at the end of the trail. The hike started off in a wash at the end of a dirt road. Transitioned to a slot canyon and ended with a short steeper uphill gravel stretch. As the name implies we did not run across any other hikers along the way.
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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!!

Its a nice place was there during sunset and had a great time.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Its awesome and fun, am surprised that it's not rated by many. I loved it and don't miss it if you're at DV NP.

We arrived just in time to catch the sunset with a storm looming behind us. So glad we stopped, it’s definitely worth the walk,

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