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Artists Palette

11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
+1 760-786-3200
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11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

R2D2's arroyo trek is right here. We had stills from the movie with us and climbed the very small hill to look down, right where R2D2 went. Even without the Star Wars reference, it was an amazing sight!

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The colors in real life are even more vibrant than in pictures so it was amazing to see in real life. It's cool to see all the different minerals in the rocks and the patterns they make. Other worldly!!

1  Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great sunset, go to this place. Make sure you arrive early, so you can see the color of the rocks changing by the minute.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views! We drove thru here as we were touring different parts of Death Valley. I was surprised by some of the varying colors. It's strange that it's just in the one area. But that's the thing about Death Valley... there are a lot of...More

1  Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole Death Valley National Park is amazing, it has something different to see at every turn and Artist's Palette is no exception, so glad we took the trip.

1  Thank Edleg
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I recommend the drive especially after dealing with the heat outside. It also provides turnoffs for pictures at various points and a stop where you can get out and take photos. The rocks really are colorful and worth seeing since they are so different from...More

1  Thank Allison8700
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is at the viewing area along the Artist's Palette Drive. The colors displayed we've all scene at some point, but never together all in the same area. You can hike down into the gulches for even more amazing display of colors. Another must while...More

Thank RueterRD
Reviewed 5 June 2017

To view the mountains of Artists Palette, take Artists Drive (which is a loop road off the main road to Badwater). The colors of the mountains are amazing and make great pictures.

Thank Darci M
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst the artists palette was a unique sight, compared to the remaining sites of death valley it didn't quite stand up. Interesting and quite an exciting drive but take your time exploring the rest of the park.

1  Thank matthewcV1973LT
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Nature at it's best. The rocks are clorful and unique. One-way road (tarmac, a good condition) about 5 miles total. Worth to stop.

Thank mmikko
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Felicia D
1 January 2017|
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Response from TravelJohn092 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure why Artists Drive is closed, the road seemed perfect to me. You can pull off to the side of the main road and walk to the area......once there, walk up to the ridge, you can look all over the Palette from up... More