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Easy detour, must-see

This drive feels like a ride in a great amusement park, with elevation changes, and views around... read more

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David A
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beautiful ride

We stopped and did a few short side hikes off the drive. the one at the bottom of the second dip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David_Laurie6
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Death Valley is huge and you will never see all of it in a day or a month. The scenery is amazing, the quiet is calming and the sky is ever so blue. Artist's Drive on Badwater Road is a drive you don't want to...More

4  Thank elizabethlascheid
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 13, 2008

Artist's Drive is a nine mile detour off of the main road in Death Valley. If you want to see Artist's Palette, this is the only way to do it. So far as drives go, it's nothing special. It winds quite a bit in places,...More

3  Thank MrsRon
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Reviewed yesterday

This drive feels like a ride in a great amusement park, with elevation changes, and views around every corner. Make sure you turn off in the Artist's Palette and take the time to walk around and explore.

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped and did a few short side hikes off the drive. the one at the bottom of the second dip is really cool. They were worth while. If you go super early the drive is all in the shadows

Thank David_Laurie6
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had no idea that death could be so beautiful! blows away palm desert and Joshua tree! go in the late fall when it's not crowded.

Thank anengineeredtraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take this one way loop around to see the variation in colors and terrain. It’s truly is an artist drive. The road is good and paved the whole way but there are some narrow spots along the way

Thank AllisonM105
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited in the mid-afternoon. All the colors are so soft just like you would see on the artist palette. I wonder what it will look during the early morning or evening when the sun is not that bright. It is amazing that the colors...More

Thank davidswl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific, Beautifully paved drive, in contrast to the many dirt roads in the park. Gorgeous rock formations and colors. Among the highlights of our Death Valley visit.

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive one way loop. It made it special, we felt we were the only ones out there. Traffic in October was very light, no rush to get through the loop. Beautiful changing scenery, with dramatic color changes. We live close to Zion National park...More

Thank 540michellea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here from our stay in Las Vegas, it is a couple hour drive out but well worth it. The unique landscape is beautiful and if you do not live in the area probably something you have never seen before. It is an easy drive,...More

Thank 787kelliew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was advised to make this drive on the way back from Badwater in the late afternoon so I could see the beautiful colors. They weren't as striking as I had hoped and after walking out at Badwater, I was extremely tired. But, more to...More

Thank Grammy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way from Badwater to Furnace Creek, Artist drive takes you through amazing mineral colors and views.

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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
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