In Death Valley National Park, take Highway 190 to Badwater Road. Go about 10 miles to the entrance of the one-way Artists Drive loop road.
Hoping to arrive at this location during the "recommended" late afternoon light, I missed it. The sun had slipped behind the Panamint Mountains, leaving the canyon in a soft, more diffused light. Happily, this intensified the varied colors in the rocks! I chose a tight composition to eliminate the washed-out sky and draw attention to the beautiful hues.
The Artists Palette Formation along the face of the Black Mountains in Death Valley National Park.