Artists Drive

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Artists Drive is a 9.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Furnace Creek, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1722 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

off road driving

no shade

One of the popular off road drives in Death Valley National Park.

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6 months ago

Did this at sunset, the colors really jump out in the twilight

hiking
6 months ago

We did not do the whole artist's palette trail but the different colors of the rocks are definitely noticeable. There are different platforms and rocks that you can climb, overlooking the entire area.

7 months ago

This drive was lovely and scenic. It isn't a dirt road thou, so this isn't off roading at all.

We went in February and we're lucky it had been freshly paved. The contrast between the fresh black and the landscape was stunning.

Be careful of the two literal dips in the road. They are quite deep.

As an aside, we did a hiking trail through the canyon going in one dip and out the other. To date this is our favorite 'trail' in the park. It's about 4.5 miles of solitude and beauty.

Both this drive and the trail are highly recommended. I would give the drive 4 stars but the trail 5.