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Address: 11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Intense rock colors (in particular when wet) in this extreme environment

The drive takes your through a badland/canyon that has a lot of different minerals. The minerals make up the different colors which is why they call it Artists Palette. It's just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Banning, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In and out of the Artists Palette road is blocked off and closed. Possibly from recent rainfall. Had folks with us that had not seen before. Check at Furnace Creek Ranger station before attempting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive takes your through a badland/canyon that has a lot of different minerals. The minerals make up the different colors which is why they call it Artists Palette. It's just one part of a multitude of beautiful sites in the national park.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, amazing colors. All photos will be great. Go walk around and find your perfect photo. It varies a lot from rock to rock

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Thank Stephane H
Manalapan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name says it all. The colors are unbelievable and change as the sun moves through the sky. The various rock formations are worht the visit.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artist’s Palette is amazingly colorful. This mutli-colored rock canyon is the face of a black mountain. From Artist’s Drive find the Artist’s Palette parking area with bathrooms. Venture out of the parking lot—take a hike and explore the magical and colorful hills with pastel hues of green and purple. Amazing!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because we only planned to be in Death Valley in the morning we had to visit Artists Palette in the morning, so didn't benefit from the afternoon sun shining on to oxidised metals within the rocks to show them off in their true splendour. Don't just view it from the parking area, make the effort to take a 5 minute... More 

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Thank Kevan W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy Artist Drive stop and parking to see the pastel colored hills up close. Follow sign to Artists Palette. Many stop at an earlier location that is not Artists Palette with no signs or paved parking. Don't be fooled by the crowd.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful, you can see amazing mountains with a lot of different colors! It's one of the best Death Valley's place!

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice viewpoint but I think other are more beautiful. Better was the way to get there. Like a rollercoaster! Super :)

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Aviston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The drive was stunning on this drive. The rocks and mountains seem to engulf you, that you feel like you are on a roller coaster ride. Breathtaking!

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