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Artists Palette

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, Outdoors
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Redding, CT, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Late afternoon a good time for the colors to show in their glory. You can see where the name came from.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In preparing for our trip to Death Valley, I did some research and figured out a few spots to stop at, since we were only here for 1 day. Artist's drive and palette looked interesting, but when we got to the Palette parking lot, we were still surprised at the beauty. The drive is one-way and prepares you for the... More

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oak bluffs
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The winding, pitching, road for Artist's Drive and Artist's Palette is either fun or scary depending on your point of view, but the views are incredible. the Palette is probably best seen at either sunrise or sunset, but we were there late afternoon and had the place to ourselves. The colors are impressive; pinks greens and many other shades splashed... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful 9 mile paved loop (1 way traffic) with a variety of rock formations and colors. Late afternoon sun may reflect the best colors. Parking area with flush-less toilet at end of a short 2 way road midway through the loop. Loop is about 10 miles from Furnace Creek area.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Do not miss this turn off from the Artist Drive. The colors visible on the drive are concentrated here. Be sure to hike down thru the area as well!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Death Valley is amazing and this feature is one of the best, the colours change depending on the time of day, sun rise and sunset are the best.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The pallet is decorated with many different colours. The are all very vibrant and are all concentrated here. there colours can also be seen around the rest of Artist Drive and the Valley.

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Hanoi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Don't miss the turn off that is part of the Artist Dr. Stunning, especially as the sun is setting.....pale greens and rose.

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Altamont, TN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

While Artist Drive is spectacular unto itself, DON'T MISS the Artist's Palette spur. We saw several vehicles pass it by, and couldn't believe they missed this gem! Up close and personal, the western colors all seem to jump out at you, and they just don't seem possible, but there they are, right in front of you. Don't miss this side... More

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South San Francisco, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
88 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You have to take Artist's Drive to get here. It does look like an artist's palette. Maybe Monet. Pastel pinks and greens, mostly. I also felt a little as though I had driven into a kids animated movie. It could have been called Sherbet Mountain instead of Artist's Palette. Very surreal and cool.

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