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Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Short, Scenic Drive

If you're going out to Badwater Salt Flats, you should definitely take this little one way loop on the way back to Furnace Creek Visitor Center. It's only a few miles long, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you're going out to Badwater Salt Flats, you should definitely take this little one way loop on the way back to Furnace Creek Visitor Center. It's only a few miles long, but it is an interesting and unique part of the park. Their are colors are from volcanic activity and sediment, so it is very much a natural wonder.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This truly is an artist's palet. Large vehicles should check before venturing here as some of the road is narrow in areas. Check out each area.. Take time to take the short hikes. The colors are incredible.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Artist's Palette is worth the trip! It is not everywhere that you see the colors pink, green, blue and purple occurring naturally. This is an unusual spot that you can see by driving and pulling into parking areas or getting our and exploring. Minerals create natures painted hillsides which are impressive to view. The best time to take pictures is... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful one-way detour that really paid off when we drove there just before sunset. I have never seem such beautiful colors anywhere!

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You can see various bright colors through your sunglasses or (as recommended) if you go in the late afternoon when the sun is getting down. We went in the middle of the day and realized that without our sunglasses the bright palette looked like a dull mountain.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went at sunset and it was really beautiful. Such an unusual place and definitely worth a visit. We got loads of photos. Take lots of water though as shops are in short supply

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Cool to see all the different colours of rock in this area, very impressive and unique geological mix of various minerals.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

a wonderful place, great drive to see a real treasure of the desert so beautiful and lovely awe inspiring and breathtaking visited 3/2013

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An amazing technicolor display of nature, Artist Palette is a loop road that is connected to the major North South artery going through Death Valley. If you have limited time, definitely see this one.

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WSM, United Kingdom.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The colours that can be seen in the rock come sundown are amazing. Make sure you have plenty of space on your camera and carry water as the wind can be strong - and it's hot, which sucks the moisture right out of you!

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Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park

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