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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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This spot really depends on the light. Go in the middle of the day and it looks like someone threw pale pastels against some rocks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This spot really depends on the light. Go in the middle of the day and it looks like someone threw pale pastels against some rocks.

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Tavernier, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great colors, nice walking down in the canyons to see things up close, no people! The views are spectacular and I wish I had a geologist to explain it all in more detail.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great diversion off the main road down to Badwater, allow 15 mintues for a one way trip through a colourful canyon full of unusual mineral deposits.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The drive IS amazing [try it on a bike -The steep climbs will kill you but is lots of fun; since its one way for cars it's pretty safe -but slow down for the hairpins]. But you must hike the 1st Dip Canyon. After the first "Dip" sign [well before the turnoff to Artist's Pallete], at the bottom of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Las Vegas and decided to drive the 2 hours to visit the park. What a great decision this was. We were amazed by the isolation and silence of this ancient landscape. It feels like another world that we found unfamiliar and unforgiving. There is essentially no life in most of the park except for some limited... More 

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Rockford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing rock formations and great road. This was one of the real highlights of visiting Death Valley National Park.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Once you've driven up Death Valley there isn't much more to see on the Drive. Its a very windey road and One way only so make sure you approach from the south on the main rod through the valley.

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Adirondack Mountains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A slow one-way drive experiencing the shapes and colors of Death Valley's rare rock formations with many beautiful stops. Take your time and get out and walk around.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very nice scenic drive (9 mile) alongside the cliffs surrounding Death Valley . It is a one way drive on a very narrow road so facing incoming traffic is not a hazard ! Do it after seeing Devil's Golf course and Badwater ( the Salt Lake) . This way , you avoid backtracking and you have a totally different perspective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Have driven there for 2 consecutive weeks because it's worth visiting. Truly awesome!!! I'm truly humbled and kept praising our great GOD for HIS wonderful creations. Artist's Drive is superbly mesmerizing!

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