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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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short drive!

This is a nice drive in death valley! Late afternoon is best, makes the colors very nice! no need for a 4x4

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a nice drive in death valley! Late afternoon is best, makes the colors very nice! no need for a 4x4

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Numerous minerals, like Borax, are exposed on the hillside and they create a palate of ever changing colors. It is a great drive for the middle of the day when it is too hot to go hiking but it is most beautiful during sunrise and sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Again, so glad they made this drive one way. It's hard enough to drive and gawk at the same time, but at least we didn't have to also watch for oncoming traffic. What a beautiful place.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were not able to enjoy this drive at the recommended time of day so it was a bit sub-climatic for us. I was surprised when I looked at my photos once I got home as they are much more colorful than I thought it was in real life. Would do if you visit Death Valley but try to do... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lovely route to drive around, one way trip. The colours in the rocks are amazing around here, I would definitely recommend the detour to this section. The roads are very wiggly, probably best with an all terrain vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you don't have much time but want to see the diversity of the rocks then this is great drive - amazing things to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nice drive through the elevations of the valley. It took us about 45 minutes to traverse the drive that offered some good colorful backgrounds and different hues of red. It is aone way road but you may get enough time to get off the car and take a few quick pics before another car reaches you. Enjoy the drive.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is an easy drive and best visited in the late afternoon. The falling light hits the walls and it can be beautiful.

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Kensington, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Easy drive where you get close up to some very colorful badlands. Many pullouts and photo ops. Best colors in morning or evening light.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Drive this and enjoy the view. It's not the colourful hills in China but it's nice. It may be windy if you go to the top to view the nice view from top.

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