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

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Nice drive through it

This place is like a museum of rocks. Harmony created by various rocks and colors is very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is like a museum of rocks. Harmony created by various rocks and colors is very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is one more top sight in death valley! Lots of different colors on the hill side ! Drive in and go for a walk, best late afternoon !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

When minerals like borax were exposed in the hillside, they accidentally became ever changing pale color displays. Come with a realistic view of what you will see. They are not florescent colors. Great to drive through and see during the day when it is too hot to hike. The best time to see the colors is at sunrise and sunset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The colors were gorgeous. I run out of superlatives in describing the sights of Death Valley, but this was a special place to stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Like its name the topography is like a palette with the different colors you see on it. Don't remember the brighter colors on it though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A short detour along a scenic winding road takes you to this colorful and most unusual outcrop of rocks and minerals. The formation is easily seen as soon as you step out of your car. I recommend that you take a couple of moments to read the story on the information sign to better understand how this was formed. Sadly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Thousands and thousands places are beautiful, marvelous and breathtaking. Some of them look so unreal, that will confuse you- The Artists Palette is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was hoping to get here with a better light. It's incredible how these rock formations show these vibrant colors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I went on a trip to Death Valley National Park with my 19 year old brother and my Mom. Death Valley is now one of my favorite national parks (being that I've been to many). I think this is a great place to take teenagers if you want to expose them to adventure and IF they are willing to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Once you park at Artists Palette parking lot, facing north, get outta your car, walk up the 15ft hard sand hill to get a view into teh small twisted canyon below you. this is where R2D2 in the first Star Wars movie wandered up to meet the Jawas. Don't believe me? Take a pic, and go home and compare it... More 

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Address: 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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