You can find Artist's Palette on the Badwater Road. There is a one-way looping road that will take you past several viewing areas and points of interest as it winds its way through the heavily-eroded badlands.
Artist's Palette is piece of eroded hillside in the foothills of the Black Mountains covered in an intensely colored mosaic of reds, greens, golds and blacks.
This is the one area you can see without actually getting out of your car. The drive is scenic, and there are some small, windy, one-way roads that make the drive fun. There were many times when I wanted to pull-over and take a picture. I did get a few....
a stretch of the hillside composed of curved bands of clayish rock in vivid hues of green, white, pink and black. There are plenty of parking places, to allow for taking photographs and exploring on foot, and the drive should be passable by all but the largest of vehicles. The route is only 9 miles long but takes at least half an hour to drive. As it climbs into the hills, there are great views across the salt flats below to the west.
Such a magnificent adventure for a photographer or painter or anyone who loves to see magnificent scenery!!
The rocks within this section of the park have been stained myriad colors by minerals within, creating a view that resembles an artist's palette.
Artists Drive is a scenic loop off of Badwater Road. You can get great views of desert landscapes. Artists Pallet is an impressive spot along the drive.
14 km south of Furnace Creek Visitor's Center, a small unpaved one-way road leaves east for Artist's Drive. It winds uphill along the thrilling colored scenery - geologists' heaven :-)
You see many colors here; all from natural pigment. Time to revisit my high school chemistry textbook.
Iron salts = red, pink, yellow
Decomposing mica = green
Manganese = purple
A short, crooked ride through a rainbow-coloured area of eroded rock. Not only gold coloured, but also purple, red and green tints are shown.
Driving the rt 109 westward there are many points worthwile.
Artist Palette shows the rocks in great pastel colors, pink, blue, grey, light-brown.
The colours this barren landscape offers are spectacular. This place is rightfully called 'Artist´s palette'.