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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Beacon, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great drive, and it's one way so you don't have to worry about oncoming traffic, several areas where you can pull over and enjoy the beauty of death valley, you should include this slight detour on your itinerary.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Best part of the Death Valley, this really is a must do drive, fun drive and stunning views,make sure you have camera ready

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a relatively short circular drive but you are able to take in some very beautifully coloured rocks. It is like driving through a mini Grand Canyon in places with some fun dips in the road. Very beautiful and can see where it gets it's name from.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a 9 mile drive through amazing colourful rock formations. A must do when visiting Death Valley. Lots of pull-outs on route to stop and take photographs or just absorb the view

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Torrance, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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