Artists Palette – Death Valley National Park

Hike up a canyon to see the beautiful Artists Palette – colorful badlands at the base of the Black Mountains. Total Distance: Approx. 0.4 mile lollipop loop Elevation Gain: 147ft. (603ft. to 713ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: November-April […]

Artists Drive Overlook – Death Valley National Park

Follow a short trail up to an excellent overlook of Badwater Flats and the Black Mountains along Artists Drive. Total Distance: 0.4 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 131ft. (321ft. to 446ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Easy View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: November-April Special […]

Artists Drive – Death Valley National Park

Take a winding paved road through the foothills of the Black Mountains to the spectacular Artists Palette and Star Wars film site. Total Distance: 9.2 miles point to point (one-way) Elevation Gain: 1,682ft. up, 1,720ft. down (-203ft. to 946ft.) Road Difficulty: 0.8 Bicycle Difficulty: More Difficult View Rating: Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: […]

Brown Peak (West Approach) – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 6.2 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,491ft. (2,976ft. to 4,949ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Very Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water […]

Smith Mountain – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 5.6 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 2,314ft. (3,806ft. to 5,923ft.) Difficulty: Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None Water Availability: […]

Brown Peak (East Approach) – Death Valley National Park

Scramble up an unassuming but very pretty peak to fantastic views of the surrounding area. Total Distance: 10.4 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,139ft. (1,833ft. to 4,949ft.) Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous 10+ Mile Difficulty: Very Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: November-April Special Permits: None […]

Pyramid Peak – Death Valley National Park

Climb up a beautiful peak on the southern edge of the Funeral Mountains to great views of the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, Death Valley, Panamint Mountains, and beyond. Total Distance: 9.2 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,768ft. (3,055ft. to 6,696ft.) Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: […]

Mount Perry – Death Valley National Park

Enjoy wide views from Dante’s Ridge on your way up Mt. Perry, with 360 degree views to surrounding mountains, valleys, salt flats, and much more. Total Distance: 9.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 3,033ft. (4,930ft. to 5,738ft.) Difficulty: Very Strenuous 5-10 Mile Difficulty: Extremely Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: […]

Dantes View Trail – Death Valley National Park

Hike along the ridgeline to great views down on Badwater Flats and across Death Valley to the Panamint Mountains. Total Distance: 1.0 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 512ft. (5,473ft. to 5,166ft.) Difficulty: Easy 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Moderate View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: No Best Seasons: October-May Special […]

Coffin Peak – Death Valley National Park

Take a short but trailless hike to a viewpoint not far from Dantes View. Total Distance: 4.6 miles out & back Elevation Gain: 939ft. (5,117ft. to 5,507ft.) Difficulty: Moderate 0-5 Mile Difficulty: Strenuous View Rating: Author’s Rating: Visitor Rating: Visitor Difficulty Rating: Pets: No Horses: Yes Best Seasons: October-May Special Permits: None Water Availability: None […]