The Artist’s Palette is an area of the Black Mountains in Death Valley, California. A U-shaped one-way asphalt road, Artist’s Drive passes through the Palette. It is all about color. The colors in the rock formations are the result of oxidation of various metals in the rock.
The first two photos are from the Artist’s Palette area. The last two are from nearby, just on the other side of the Black Mountains at Zabriskie Point.