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Great drive--take it!

It's about a 9-mile trek through some gorgeous terrain. It's one-way and doesn't take too long... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nothing special

With so many other amazing places in Death Valley I didn't see what is do special about the Artist... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's about a 9-mile trek through some gorgeous terrain. It's one-way and doesn't take too long. There are a few turn-offs which are worth a quick stop. It was 127 degrees when we were there, so we didn't stop long, but it is gorgeous to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With so many other amazing places in Death Valley I didn't see what is do special about the Artist drive. Yes the rocks have different colours but nothing else.

Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whenever you visit areas like Death Valley, you should try to take detours of the main road. We tok the detour, stopped and walked around in numerous places, like Artists Palette. The drive was quite fun, as the winding roads were in quite a good...More

1  Thank AritraDG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a detour off the main drag. You can stop and walk out at various points, including Artists Palette, but it was too hot for us to do that. We enjoyed the drive itself as the road was in excellent condition and went through some...More

1  Thank SueBirk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a nice view of the sunset, go to Artist's Drive and head over to Artist's palette. If you come before sunset, you'll see the colors changing of all rocks. Just beautiful.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed by seeing the mountains, the colorful mountains. Despite the challenging hot climate of July we were blissfully enjoying the drive and the mountains. We had an awesome drive among the lovely mountains. Caution: As we entered the drive our car's engine started...More

1  Thank Dev_undone
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spectacular colors of the surrounding rock formations and mountains give a unique feel for this area. Bands of brown, red, yellow, green, and purple are seen throughout the area. There are 2 overlook areas... the first is over a valley (Hold onto your hat!...More

1  Thank Kelley46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is situated in between furnace creek and badwater. It's about 17 miles long and it's a great way to see the different colour in the rock formations. It's also a fair few degrees cooler than the basin. It's a very nice detour to undertake.

1  Thank Ianbb9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful landscape, and the short drive allows you to see it without getting out of the car when the temps are 120*F. Must do for photos, or just to enjoy the views

Thank HDRoadKing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Artist's Drive is over-hyped, in my opinion. First of all, if you compare this to some of the other points such as Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Badwater Basin or the Devil's Golf Course, it's just about average. You can easily skip this if you're...More

1  Thank Hamza M
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December 12, 2016|
Response from TravelJohn092 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure why this one-way road will be closing, it looked to be in great condition when I was there. I would say the bicycles would be ok but that really depends on what they are doing to the road going through Artist's... More