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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Atascadero
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122 reviews 122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you are on your way to Badwater Basin or your way back this is a must. A short 8 mile drive on a one way windy road. It is absolutely breathtaking such a crazy array of colors greens, purples, orange and blues just stunning. There were parts where I thought the sand people of Star Wars were going to... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is one of the most amazing drives i've ever been on. We couldn't stop taking pictures and we constantly wanted to stop to take in the view of Death Valley.On return no picture does this place justice, you have to see it to experience it. Also loved that this was a one way road, meant you could switch of... More

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Victoria, Canada
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204 reviews 204 reviews
114 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came to see Artists Palette, but the drive was better. You will see more colours and drive an interesting road with AP being interesting mid point, but not the best part. Take your time to enjoy all the variation on this tricky road. It is a one way, so it feels safe and won't take you much time to... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The trip is an easy one on a nice road. There is a place to pull off the road and hike a short distance to an overlook that has great views of multi hued land forms.

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Bournemouth UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the second time we have driven this route which is very close to Badwater. It's a one way system so allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery even if your driving. This time we took the route in the evening so the colors were even more vivid, the road has a section like a roller coaster as... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went along this route on recommendation from a friend. Wow! It takes you to Artists Palette & on the way you go through hills & mountains with fantastic coloured rock layers from various minerals. We drove along here late afternoon & the sun was hitting the rocks so the colours were intensified. It was lovely. Worth the detour.

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newcastle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's hard to put into words how fantastic the the views are driving through Death Valley ! You think you've seen the best mountain view ever then you turn a corner and wow there's a better one.

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Bangalore, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The drive is super uber cool. we drove a beamer and hence the enthusiasm was mind-blowing with the awesome road feel. The drive is really nice at the start and eventually you melt into the feel ending up feeling exhilarated. There are few of the up-downs which really pumps up the adrenaline. I never had any idea about this drive... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fairly short (9 miles) drive through some stunning views, well worth the short detour in tie and distance.

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