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

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A melting pot of colors !

This is the most beautiful part of Artist Drive .The road is twisty but not hazardous . There many stops to take pictures and even one with bathroom facilities . We went there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful part of Artist Drive .The road is twisty but not hazardous . There many stops to take pictures and even one with bathroom facilities . We went there mid-day and even if this is not the best time of the day , the colors were still astounding !

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were there in the late afternoon. It was gorgeous. Who'da thunk it? In the middle desert. We were lucky; the temperature was about 75 degrees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Artist Palette was easy to get to on a fun and winding road. The incredible formations and mineral presence showing light greens, orange, red seem to change when the sun presents different lighting to these rock formations. A MUST PHOTO during TWILIGHT!!!! Enjoy

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This spot is on the artists loop road and is a must stop. Just beyode the over look there is a short road to a better overlook., The road is maybe 200 yards long. Take to side road for sure

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful drive. Lots of pullouts for photos and trails for walking. Good road. Would have loved to have seen it just prior to sunset...we went out in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a 'do not miss' as a sunset set up whether you have an iPhone or a nikon800. Ignore any other advice - if you are there in the national park for only two nights make this one of them. Word of advice- artist's drive is a one way traffic flow- don't stop at the first place on the... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great place to stop while on the Artist drive. Get out and stretch your legs for a minute and take in the scenery. Toilet also available.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'd recommend to visit about 45 minutes before sunset. There are two spots to park - one is a quick hike and the other you remain in the parking lot. I took a photo and sent it to a friend who thought it was a painting. The rocks are simply spectacular. Expect a crowd.

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Madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We just stopped by during our day in Death Valley and it was not at all as spectacular as one would expect according the reviews. It's OK to stop for a second if you drive by, but not worth a specific trip

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stop and walk through this area to really enjoy all its beauty. They say that it looks different according to the amount of light available. I think it would be great at sunset.

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