Artists Palette

Artists Palette, Death Valley National Park: Hours, Address, Artists Palette Reviews: 4.5/5

Artists Palette
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Odyssey798784
7 contributions
Fun drive
May 2021 • Couples
Very fun drive to see some amazing colors. Be sure to stop at all turnoffs as each is different and the views are outstanding.
Written 21 May 2021
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Red_Cat_Kayaker
Smyrna, GA316 contributions
Must see
May 2021
The drive is on a paved road. A couple of good stops. Beautiful colors to see. Great for photos. Short walk available.
Written 13 May 2021
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montanan_traveler
montana1 540 contributions
Subtle Colors
Apr 2021
Interesting colors to be sure but very subtle at least when we were there which in my experience should have helped. Late afternoon.
Written 8 May 2021
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sccrref
Tucson,Az1 487 contributions
Easy drive and short hike
Apr 2021
Would suggest seeing as the sun starts to go down but still beautiful at any time. Very easy to hike to-we're 63+
Written 2 May 2021
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Elizabeth K
Gainesville, GA95 contributions
Easy/moderate hike, genuinely brilliant colors!
Apr 2021
Of course we had to stop along Artist's Drive when we saw Artist's Palette, and it was as beautiful as we'd hoped. My daughter saw the colors and was called to the hills! It was an easy/moderate hike to get to a beautiful place for a family photo, and offered various paths for exploring.
Written 13 April 2021
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA196 contributions
Good scenic drive
Apr 2021
This is a nice short drive off of the road to Badwater Basin. It's quite scenic and well worth the time to drive it and take a few very short hikes at pull-offs to explore the features. We saw it in the morning, but the lighting would be best in the evening or at least some time from mid-day on.
Written 12 April 2021
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Ken D
Portland, OR413 contributions
Entrance to Jawa Canyon
Mar 2021
Found a blog where someone had found all the Death Valley Star Wars filming locations and this is the entrance to the canyon where R2D2 was captured by the Jawas. Just go to the edge on the north end of the parking lot looking down and the location where R2D2 heads into the canyon is just to the northwest. Please note that the scenes in the canyon where the Jawas pop out from the rocks was filmed elsewhere. I wandered around the various canyons for a while looking for that spot with no luck and saw later it was at a different location.
Written 16 March 2021
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PrMichaelM
Des Moines, IA515 contributions
Highlight for my Teenage Son
Feb 2021 • Family
That’s saying something, isn’t it??! Given the difference between reviews for the drive and the actual location, a good number of folks don’t bother to walk closer to the Artists Palette. Unpaved and with some elevation, so not recommended for all to be sure, but if you can get down there and explore around a bit, what a fun spot for a brief stop, hike and photo-op. The colors are fantastic and if it was the most memorable spot for my 17 year old, well, it must be good!
Written 5 March 2021
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Gary
Culver City, CA2 467 contributions
Go in the late afternoon to get the best light for photos!
Feb 2021
About 4.5 miles into the Artist's Drive loop you will reach Artist's Palette. From the parking lot several trails and walks branch out in a few directions. You can walk towards the formations to get a closer view. Or, what I did was walk up the hill kind of behind the parking lot and towards the road to get an elevated view of the formations.
Written 5 March 2021
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Gloria W
Dearborn Heights24 contributions
A must see
Feb 2021
You drive on a paved road around a mountain. You can stop varies places to get out of your car and take pictures and see the mountains. Ok drive but you can see these sites on main road and then you get to the artist pallet. Now you know why it was worth the drive. Unbelievable the colors that are in the side of the mountain. A truly must see . Beautifully beyond words. There is a parking area and you can get out of your car for a closer look.
Written 16 February 2021
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