Artist’s Dips

Death Valley, California 92328

Artist’s Dips

Artist’s Dips Professional Guide

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"Close to Furnace Creek and right off the busy Artist’s Drive, this 4.5-mile outing takes you swiftly into dramatic solitude, with the vivid strata of colorful volcanic formations rising above the canyons. Review your crayon vocabulary before this hike so you can describe the colors!

At 2 miles from the dip, you can finally see the Death Valley floor far below. The canyon has descended 600 feet since the hike began at Dip 1. Here you take a sharp right turn to head back uphill in the adjacent canyon. Here too a plethora of flowers blooms in the spring with enough moisture."

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"Close to Furnace Creek and right off the busy Artist’s Drive, this 4.5-mile outing takes you swiftly into dramatic solitude, with the vivid strata of colorful volcanic formations rising above the canyons. Review your crayon vocabulary before this hike so you can describe the colors! From the rise between the dips, return southward 0.4 miles to the low point back at Dip 1. Turning your back on the lofty Artist’s Palette, head west, down the wash. The wide mouth becomes narrow and loses elevation quickly, so the presence of the nearby road quickly disappears." Read more

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Trail Information

Death Valley
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-4 hours
Duration
Best season: October to April
Season
Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Contacts
NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Devils Golf Course-CA
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Dec 2018