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Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Quite beautiful

Definitely see it....there's a lot written about what time you go, but whatever time you go, it's a beautiful spot. It's true that the light changes throughout the day, but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely see it....there's a lot written about what time you go, but whatever time you go, it's a beautiful spot. It's true that the light changes throughout the day, but we went around 9:00 in the morning and it was quite pretty. The colors are probably more vivid late in the day. An easy drive.

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Thank Jennifer S
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both the viewing point, the "Artists Palette" and the Artists Drive are easy to access and give a very good and varied look at Death Valley landscapes.

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Thank BarrieLV
Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really beautiful drive, road is good, lots of place to pull over and view the rock formations and/or photography. Take your time, to many people drive through and never stop to just take it in.

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Thank Ranbud
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This short loop drive is a good outlet off the main road through Death Valley. You can see something interesting formations along the easy and paved drive.

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Thank Michael S
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of different minerals lend beautiful hues and shades to this hill, which is nice to visit. That's not all, StarWars fans must go there, as it was one of the location of very first StarWars.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Towards the end of the Artist's Drive, there is a sharp right turn that takes you to an area called the Artists Palette and if you are in Death Valley or just passing through (for some reason), it is very much worth the short detour. As mentioned in a previous review, the road to get to the Artists Palette is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove around the Artists Drive and didn't have time of this visit to take a hike up amongst the amazing coloured landscape of rocks etc. Worth a look even if you're not stopping long.

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Thank Henry T
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never seen something like this. It almost impossible to believe nature can be this colorful. Located in the end of the loop. Totally worth the drive.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was just that I was there in the MLK weekend, but this place was so crowded with Boy Scouts everywhere. It is a great view, which should not be missed. Just remember that the road is one-way, as I was surprised by someone driving the wrong way down the road. Glad I didn't meet them on the dips.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 9 mile drive off the valley floor and into the hills along the cliffs. It is a one way picturesque drive that was a lot of fun to drive. The palette area does show a lot of natural color. I recommend taking the time.

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