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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Torrance, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Another must-see feature of the park is Artist Drive. A quick one-way loop treats you to some breathtaking views of multi-hued geology. This is a perfect stop after visiting Badwater Basin as you commute back up the road.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting drive with lots of colour if you time it right for the sun. The colours of the rocks are impressive and its a nice windy road with something different around each corner.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Brilliant colours and easy drive. Enjoy as part of a day or two exploring Death Valley. One of the must do places to visit.

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Thoiry, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a drive to be taken in the late afternoon/evening on a sunny day. We had high clouds which really reduced the color in the rock formations. Still it is a beautiful drive with the side road to Artists Palette as the highlight.

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Tacoma, WA
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35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were going to do some hiking in Death Valley but with the temperature at 111 degrees, we decided to do something that we could enjoy from the air conditioned comfort of our SUV. Artist's Drive fit the bill perfectly. I wasn't expecting much after just having driven down from Dante's View. Nothing could top that I thought, but this... More

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Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Breathtaking colors...we did this a couple of times during our stay and it was just as beautiful the second time around. It's a don't miss!

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Makawao, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Artists' Drive was one of our favorite attractions at Death Valley. We went there three separate times. Basically, you will see several colors of mineral deposits on a very large scale. You can actually hike into the colors if you are fit. Otherwise, you can sit on a bench, and watch the sun set if you like. The drive in... More

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Amsterdam
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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After Bad water we drove into a small road and... voila..... the most colourfull road I've ever seen. With the deep dark road you can see clearly the colourfull rocks around you.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I enjoyed this as I had my Dodge Challenger and had the A/C on full tilt...As fuel is really cheap in the US and the car was a rental...why not I say..don't get too excited about it...unless your a German...

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are travelling to/from Furnace Creek you must make the detour to drive this. The Geology is stunning, as are the views and although I did'nt see "Obi Wan" the 30 minute drive is something not to be missed

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