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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The trip is an easy one on a nice road. There is a place to pull off the road and hike a short distance to an overlook that has great views of multi hued land forms.

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Bournemouth UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the second time we have driven this route which is very close to Badwater. It's a one way system so allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery even if your driving. This time we took the route in the evening so the colors were even more vivid, the road has a section like a roller coaster as... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went along this route on recommendation from a friend. Wow! It takes you to Artists Palette & on the way you go through hills & mountains with fantastic coloured rock layers from various minerals. We drove along here late afternoon & the sun was hitting the rocks so the colours were intensified. It was lovely. Worth the detour.

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newcastle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's hard to put into words how fantastic the the views are driving through Death Valley ! You think you've seen the best mountain view ever then you turn a corner and wow there's a better one.

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Bangalore, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The drive is super uber cool. we drove a beamer and hence the enthusiasm was mind-blowing with the awesome road feel. The drive is really nice at the start and eventually you melt into the feel ending up feeling exhilarated. There are few of the up-downs which really pumps up the adrenaline. I never had any idea about this drive... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Turn on some relaxing music and enjoy this beautiful, 9 mile drive. Take advantage of the pull-off spots for photo opportunities. Don't miss the artist palette view.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fairly short (9 miles) drive through some stunning views, well worth the short detour in tie and distance.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

just a short detour off your route and a place to park up. Take 5 minutes to walk amongst the rocks and get the full appreciation of the colours. its amazing.

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england
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fantastic to look at all the different colours at Artists View, only 10 minutes away from Furnace Creek Ranch. Colours were amazing, great places to stop and take pictures

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Youngstown, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This drive was recommended to me by a fellow teacher (art). She told me she wishes she could have a jar of sand from each color. After seeing it for ourselves I realize it would take a lot of jars! Plus, you can't remove anything from a national park!

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