Artist’s Palette Overlook

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Very Easy
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0.6 km
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36 m
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An excellent location for taking pictures, the Artist’s Palette Overlook boasts incredible views of the surrounding Death Valley National Park area. The hills - dyed hues of green and blue from mineral deposits found within them - are stunning and make the Artist’s Palette Overlook one of the best vistas in the park.

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Route Description for Artist’s Palette Overlook

The Artist’s Palette Overlook is both short and relatively flat, making it ideal for all skill levels and families with young children. Nevertheless, as the route is within the desert environment of Death Valley National Park, the heat and sun can become intense. It is therefore recommended that you do the hike earlier in the day or later in the afternoon to beat the midday heat!
Having arrived at the trailhead, follow the pathway east. You will soon arrive at a junction within the trail, where you are to then take the southernmost route. Continuing along the pathway, the Artist's Palette Overlook trail will begin to incline in elevation slightly before reaching a plateau.

At the plateau, the trail will end, and amazing views of the colourful surrounding hillsides can be admired. After you have had an opportunity to enjoy the sights, simply turn around and backtrack your steps towards the trailhead.

Getting to the Artist’s Palette Overlook Trailhead

The trailhead for Artist’s Palette Overlook is located off of Artists Drive in Death Valley National Park.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do

    Year Round

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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