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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
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Beautiful colored rocks!

Driving Through these rocks was breath taking! After walking out on the unusual Badwater & through the Devil's Golf Course, this was a very beautiful change.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Olivia S
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Gig Harbor, Washington

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Driving Through these rocks was breath taking! After walking out on the unusual Badwater & through the Devil's Golf Course, this was a very beautiful change.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't understand the geology that paints the mountains and hills of Death Valley with such amazing and quickly changing colors. There are reds, golds, ivories, browns, grey, blacks - all next to each other - it changes from one hill to the next, and some even with multiple hues. It's a little unworldly - something you haven't seen elsewhere.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take this short drive of the main road around the one way road to experience the radiant colours in the rock formations. Not only are the colours amazing but the rock formations are different around each turn. not only take water for yourself but take some for your car as well, as it was 122 degrees in July

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Denton, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to DV three times prior to this visit but never took the time to take the easy side trip along Artist's Drive. What an idiot I am for passing this by so many times. It's truly spectacular. We were lucky to happen upon the beautifully colored rocks near the center of the drive just as the sun was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is scenic and for some reason very hot. Our car registered 125 degrees while taking the Artist's drive which is the highest temperature that we experienced in Death Valley or anywhere else.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little detour is so worth doing. The colours are amazing and made me so wish I had remembered the filters for the camera! The slight detour off the route to the Palette is must. We couldn't believe how amazing the colours were

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's OK to take this road after visiting Badwater if you are going to return to furnace creek. The view is just so-so.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing drive especially because it was unbelievable hot when we were visiting. So much color and nice rock formations

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one way road to Artist's Drive is best taken after you visit Badwater because it puts you back on the road nearer to the start of your journey. The colors of the rock are great but almost impossible for the camera to capture the beauty that is seen with you eyes. Road is fun with tight twisting turns and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a short one-way detour from the main road leading to Badwater Basin. While I was not too blown away by the colors or the scenery (would put Zabriskie Point and Dante's View ahead of here), still probably worth driving through since it's not too out of the way. The road is twisty and a bit hilly, but well... More 

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