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Artist's Drive

Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Mississauga, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

It is a one-way winding drive running though rocky rolling hills that change colours from all shades of reddish brown to sandy yellow. Quite spectacular!!! The feeling that you are in a roller coaster is strong due to the continuous steep dips and climbs along with unexpected turns. It is very interesting and picturesque, nothing to dislike about it!

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

While many of Death Valley National Park’s attractions are best in the morning, this attraction is clearly superior late in the day when the low angle of the sun to the west brings out the best colors and is a very worthwhile drive, if for no other reason, to see the amazingly colorful Artists Palette. The paved, 9 mile (14.6k),... More 

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Being an artist myself (very much low-ranked amateur - you know, one step up from finger-painting) I wanted to see the Artist's Drive and Artist's Palette. Expectations exceeded. We got lucky and visited late afternoon, which we understand is the best time for the colours, but the Palette itself, as well has the entire drive was simply a delight. It's... More 

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Torrance, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Maybe we hit this place at noon, so not see many color. However, the scene along the drive is beautiful.

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Brea, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This drive is well worth your time. It is an easy one way drive thru some exquisite scenery. Be sure to take your camera.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great photo opportunities. Nice location for artists to draw or paint. Very scenic drive, bike or hike.

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Dayton, Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you are staying at Furnace Creek, Artist's Drive is your closest option for getting up close and personal with Death Valley. The one-way loop takes you through low mountains and offers several opportunities for short off-road walks. The road is not suitable for RVs or vehicles with trailers.

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a loop drive and well worth the time as the rock formations all have their own hues .if you can visit at sunset the colours will be at their best,but pretty good all day long.This is just one more must do if you have visited the valley.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I suggest if your heading to Badwater , save the Artist's Drive till on the way back & kill 2 birds with 1 stone ! The reason your on the Drive is to view the Artist's Pallette and depending on the time of day , early am & late pm it can be busy , so beware. There are plenty... More 

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a good drive. take your car off road and take this drive and you will not be disappointed. Kids loved the roller coaster like drive and the colors which sunlight produces on the rocks were amazing

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