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Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Wide Variety of Colors In One Spot

The Artists Palette is a stop along the one-way Artists Drive south of Furnace Creek. It was very colorful in the morning but probably enhanced with the setting sun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Prescott Valley, Arizona

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Artists Palette is a stop along the one-way Artists Drive south of Furnace Creek. It was very colorful in the morning but probably enhanced with the setting sun.

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Atlanta, U.S.A.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Photos really can't do the place justice. I was really reminded of the ochre hills in France in some respects.

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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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