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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Redding, CT, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Another for the 'to-do' list while in Death Valley. The colors in the later afternoon sun were well worth it.

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Bakersfield, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Must see at the right time of the day to see the full colors of reds and greens. So should go during the sun going down. The drive is a nice loop.

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Nevada City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This short drive is so stunning, it is worth coming back a couple different times of the day (to catch the colors in unique points of sunlight). Lots of areas to pull over and take photos.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

very pretty. on your way between a lot of other sights. worth the quick drive through, and even a short hike if you are so inclined.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

We drove this one-way road after seeing Dante's view, Badwater & Natural Bridge. It was about 11am and the temperature was getting warm (~100F), so this drive was perfect. We got out of the car at the first pullout and hiked up a small hill for a great 360 degree view. We continued driving to Artist's Palette and got out... More

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Hertfordshire
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242 reviews 242 reviews
105 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Good drive, good colours - what more can I say. It's one way which makes what otherwise would be a rather hazardous road easy especially as you will want to stop for photos.

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Louisville, KY
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18 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I cycled the Drive - so if you drive, please watch for cyclists! It has good rollers and an absolutely fantastic view of the colors on the mountains. I've never quite seen anything like it. Beautiful - doesn't really matter what time of day you see it either.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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60 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Worth driving off the main road thru this colorful loop with its corners, dips, and turns. Be sure to stop at the Artist's Palette....take some time to hike thru the colorful areas! It is well worth it!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stopped at the visitor's center in the morning and we're happy to learn from the ranger that unlike other national parks in Death Valley one can wander off all the paths (just as long as you don't step on the plants, she amended). The Artist's Drive wound up being my favorite. When you first drive in there is a... More

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South Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you don't enjoy all the colors, and the dips and turns in the road, your soul is dead. Don't miss turning off for a hike down into the gully for a close-up.

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