Artist's Drive
Artist's Drive
4.5
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ369 contributions
Another great option for a summer day when it's too hot to hike. One way road with plenty of places to pull over and get out if you choose. Did hike up one hill to get a better view. Had no idea how colorful Death Valley was.
Written June 30, 2022
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,068 contributions
Artist's Drive is a one way drive in Death Valley that includes Artist's Point. The drive is not long, but the entire drive is scenic. There are beautiful desert views and colors. Like much of Death Valley it can be seen from inside the comfort of one's car. This is especially helpful on hot days in Death Valley. The drive is winding and not to be taken at high speeds. It was very enjoyable.
Written June 14, 2022
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Lynsey F
Stirling, UK31 contributions
Another must do in Death Valley. It’s a one way road with lots of stops on the way so you can stop whenever you like. So many lovely vistas and hiking points. Artists palette is obviously the main attraction but there are so many other lovely spots on the drive.
Written May 23, 2022
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SDAnnie
Rapid City, SD171 contributions
Beautiful one way drive through some awesome landscape. Well worth the time to drive and explore a few hiking trails.
Written May 21, 2022
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K B
Lafayette, CA363 contributions
This was another place recommended by our helpful Ranger at the Visitor Center. It is a beautiful drive through a canyon with awesome colors and rock formations.
It is very helpful that it is a one way drive. NOT for oversize vehicles. Very tight passages in some areas.
Written May 17, 2022
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,655 contributions
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We did this drive while in Death Valley National Park and was our favorite thing while visiting death valley. It's a one way road that is slow and curvy. It features beautiful rock formations with different colors. It was formed several million years ago. Photos don't do this drive justice.
Written May 15, 2022
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VQC
Tracy, CA297 contributions
Glad they made it a one-way drive. We were amazed by all the rock formations and colors of Death Valley. This is the perfect place to see it all.
Written May 12, 2022
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KenVicLee
Huntington Beach, CA2,059 contributions
I knew this was the way to the famous Artist's Palette but merely driving the road did not prepare me for the spectacle that it was. There were various vantage points along the way including Artiste's Palette but the road itself was a phenomenal experience. The varying landscape, the changing colors, the different elevations made it an exciting and beautiful ride. Maybe even a better experience than the Artist's Palette itself.
Written May 4, 2022
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2doglady
Tennessee721 contributions
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Artist’s Drive is a 9 mile one way loop drive off the road that leads to Badwater Basin. It is curvy, colorful, and captivating. There are a few pull off areas for photos but the main one is about half way around the loop called Artists Palette. Once you pass that colorful point, the drive is pretty curvy until it takes you back to the main road. Highly recommended!
Written April 21, 2022
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Mel52088
Woodville, WI154 contributions
Couples
My husband had fun driving on this because it’s so different. The views are pretty although the colors are difficult to capture in photos unless you have a fancy camera (we don’t). A nice little drive worth doing, especially if you need a break from the heat.
Written April 3, 2022
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