Death Valley National Park Sights

Artist's Palette

  • Off Badwater Rd. Map It
  • Death Valley
  • Geological Site

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

So called for the contrasting colors of its volcanic deposits and sedimentary layers, this is one of the signature sights of Death Valley. Artist's Drive, the approach to the area, is one-way heading north off Badwater Road, so if you're visiting Badwater from Furnace Creek, come here on the way back. The drive winds through foothills of sedimentary and volcanic rocks. About 4 miles into the drive, a short side road veers right to a parking lot that's a few hundred feet before the "palette," whose natural colors include shades of green, gold, and pink.

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Off Badwater Rd., Death Valley, California, 92328, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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