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Artists Palette

Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful breathtaking rock formations of varying colours:) Haven't seen anything like this before! The colour intensity changes with the sunlight. This is located on the artist's drive. You can hike into the rock formations,I guess, though we didn't do that. Don't miss it! PS- There is a "pit" washroom here. Washrooms are far and few in this national park.

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Los Angeles, United States
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Many visitors stop by at the Artists Palette to admire the multiple color of the rocks. I find it even more exciting to walk down into the valley and climb into the river beds. It is a world you have never experienced before.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
72 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Take your camera and go in the late afternoon for better colours and pictures. It needs the sun from the west to truly get the colours looking their best.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

See review under Artist's Drive. The colors are very distinctive and artists will want to paint this.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful drive around Artists Drive to see the Beautiful Scenery of the artists Palette, what more can you ask for in Death Valley

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Don’t miss this short spur off Artist’s Drive to a parking area across from the most amazingly colored rock formations. You can leave the car and explore on winding little footpaths between and along the ridgelines of these the fins. This area seems as if someone had taken a handful of rainbows like a quiver of arrows and draped them... More 

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Campbell, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's certainly worth the short trip off of the main road to visit this lovely formation. The different colors are so fun to see. We hiked along the ridge to get different views of the colors and my husband photographed there for about an hour. We really enjoyed our stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped here along our route. It's an incredible drive to get to this point and you won't be disappointed. It's amazing to think the colours here are all natural.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is just a quarter of a mile off Artist Drive. At this point there is an absolutely breathtaking spattering of natural colors. There is a cul de sac and information as to what you are looking at. There is a hike you can take that brings you even closer. Hike or not, it is worth a bit of time.

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San Diego, California
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Yet another natural wonder! Makes a beautiful sight and the place has an eerie silence to it. Must visit.

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