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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Great place for sunset in Death Valley

The first time we took the Artist's Drive it was late morning and the sun was too harsh to fully appreciate all of the different colors (although if this is the only time you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Amanda F
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first time we took the Artist's Drive it was late morning and the sun was too harsh to fully appreciate all of the different colors (although if this is the only time you have available, do it! Still amazing, just not as amazing as the soft light at sunset.) The second time we went at sunset and it was... More 

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washington state
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293 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a super drive (thanks, NPS) and provides a wonderful look of the earthen (and enhance) tones of the Amargosa hill country. We took the Drive just as sunset hit...with Desert Gold wildflowers beckoning us to enter. Too cool!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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177 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their are some beautiful photo opportunities on this loop drive. Take your time and get out of the car to see the real beauty here.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this loop drive in our rented Jeep. The scenery is awesome with lots of colors in the rocks. I highly recommend doing this approximately 10mile loop!

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Australia
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GoPro it for sure!. This was a great little drive. The colour and landscape change quite a bit and the final stretch back into the valley gives a real sense of perspective. I drove back and did it twice!

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Chandler, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can pull off the road to walk and /or take photos. Colors change while driving. Driving through narrow passages in some places was awesome. Highly recommend!

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy 1 way loop road up onto the side of the mountain on one side of the road to Badwater. Several paved turn-outs & wide shoulders for parking. Expect to take pictures.

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Wakefield, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is set up so that you can drive the loop and see the most colorful change in rock, but yet staying on a hard surface road. Many opportunities to take some awesome photos to keep as memories from this beautiful drive.

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california
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137 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do this drive on your way back from Badwater as the entrance is closer to Badwater and the exit will be 3+ miles north. This way you will avoid backtracking and waste time and mileage. This drive is on a one way road and the whole drive is about 9 miles long so allow yourself more time to go thru... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the many great surprises in Death Valley is the Artists Drive, which seems to lump triangles of rock together in oblique formations and then have a palette on hand to provide each with a little color detail. Sometimes the markings are striking and vivid, other times there are mere hints of coloration, which is brought on by the... More 

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