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Go first thing in the am or at sunset. The colors are brilliant. It's worth the drive and brief 3.5 mile double back (if you're heading south). Slow down and have your camera.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Go first thing in the am or at sunset. The colors are brilliant. It's worth the drive and brief 3.5 mile double back (if you're heading south). Slow down and have your camera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed Artist's Drive. It is a one way loop. It was a nice drive through Death Valley's barren landscape to the very colorful hills, which was different than we'd seen elsewhere in the park. We got out of the car for a short time to look at the hills in order to get a better look. There weren't many... More 

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing drive alongside mountains, beautiful curvy one way scenic road. Awesome drive, and beautiful view.

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning wow what more can I say! Took forever to drive through as at every turn we were amazed by the scenery and colour formation of the rocks!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a nice detour on our way back from Badwater to Furnace Springs. It is a 1 lane paved road that moves between rocks and hills in the desert. We drove it in the morning but have heard the colors are better when the sun is setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing too see all the formations and colours in the desert, worth the drive and great photos of artists drive

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Photos can't do this area justice, the range of colours is stunning and it's a fairly short drive. Really peaceful

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Worth a look, but if you are heading to badwater go there first and Artist's Drive on the way back. We did AD first and ended up coming out 3 1/2 km further back down the road - which feels a lot further in 50 degree heat.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just stunning scenery and it’s all rock/dirt – no plants! I was on way to Badwater and knew this loop was on the way. I figured it to be a diversion on my way to Badwater and when I turned on it I was heading back north (I then check the map again and confirmed it is a one way... More 

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Torrington, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took our time driving through here. The car was overheating a bit from the heat and elevation inclines, but the views were worthy of the concerns.

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