Artists Road (and other uses) I spent a lot of time driving around. I ran the same stretch of road several times in one day, trying to get to certain places at certain times. One place I found was Artists Road - a one lane road that winds through multi-colored canyons. There were green rocks and pink rocks amidst all the brown rocks, but frankly, it was all kind of a blur, especially the second time through.
Dantes View Dantes View is at a peak at the southern end of the valley, and I wanted to be there at sundown. It was further away than I thought, so by the time I started the climb, the sun was quite near the horizon. Unfortunately, there were a Yaris and a Jetta on the road ahead of me, and no turnouts as far as I could see. At a wide turn I roared past them, but now all I could think was that when they got to the top they'd chew me out for passing them.
I got to the top in time for this. Nobody said anything.
The Jet On my way out, I had just descended the mountain on the western side of Death Valley, which empties into a second valley. The road through the mountains is pretty fast, and by the time it gets to the valley, turns straight, and continues straight about five miles until the next mountain. I hit about 140 mph on this straightaway, which was...stimulating. The car got very light feeling. I was coming back down to about 80 when I heard a gigantic noise off to my left, and a huge grey F18 fighter jet screamed by at about 100 feet, and maybe 300 mph. There is always somebody faster.