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Artists Palette, Death Valley National Park
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  • went there last week - perfect for sunset and little after - walk into the canyon, its not hard and you will find interesting views and picture spots - My 5 year old didnt enjoy as much, I guess littl...  more »
  • I've seen many different colors in many different mountain settings, but none as vibrant and colorful as these. Nothing like I've seen before. I highly recommend a stop here, if in Death Valley. 
  • On Artist Drive, two options: go right or turn right and take full eyes! Pink, blue... we wonder how it is possible!
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  • Artist's Drive is a one way loop of approximately 9 miles with plenty of view points and hikes along the way. The best part of the drive is the Artist's Palate view point. The best views are during sunset and the colors truly pop for 10-15 minutes after the sun has set. Make sure to get there a little early as parking is limited. You can also park your car on shoulders on either sides of the road (NEVER go off road to park) and then hike to the view point. Hike down the canyons is well worth the effort as you can get close to all those colored hills. Bring plenty of water.
  • Amazing colors. Go either just after dawn or an hour before sunset.
  • One of the most visited spots in Death Valley, and for good reason. Sunset colors at Artist's Palette are gorgeous. Make sure to hike into the Palette and look at the varying colors up close!
  • Photographers: I prefer this location for sunset. It can be difficult to get quality images here. The colors are wonderful but shadows can be an issue. I highly recommend scouting the entire loop before sunset. Give yourself a few hours for the recon. Identify a couple of locations ahead of time. Stage at the loop entrance (it's a one way loop). Then wait to see what the sunset light will be like. Good luck and happy picture taking! Steve J. Giardini Photography
  • Don't miss it if you visit the park and you're arriving from Badwater Road. Artists Drive is an awesome drive and you will see beautiful rocks formation.