West of Stovepipe Wells Village, a 2.3-mile gravel road leads to Mosaic Canyon, where you can hike and scramble past smooth multihued rock walls. Colors are sharpest at midday.

About 1.3 miles into the hike, passage is blocked by a pile of massive boulders but it's possible to squeeze by on the left and continue the trek. Budget about 2½ hours for the 4-mile round-trip.