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11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 13, 2008

Be sure to take the time to turn off on the Artist's Drive side road. It's paved, and one-way, so you don't have to worry about oncoming traffic. The beginning of the ride doesn't seem like much. There's a stopping point at Artist's Palette ......More

5  Thank Karen L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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.

2  Thank Perkadventures
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All reviews artist's drive different colors beautiful colors death valley loop road rock formations late afternoon mineral deposits the main road beautiful drive furnace creek parking area take pictures mid day walk around short drive worth a stop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take Artists Drive, and then stop here to catch the colors and the sights of the nearby peaks. Better yet, walk around here for half an hour or so.

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 days ago

wish you could rent bikes from the inn at furnace creek or elsewhere to really see it! road conditions are awesome! go spring or fall!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a painting! Easy to find! There are a lot of signs there. Also you can hike but be aware of the hot weather and the sun!

Thank Olga B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the highlights of our Death Valley trip. Easy paved road, definitely worth the time. Beautiful rocks and colors.

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, splendor of nature, gorgeous views, lots of nice stopping points. But also, not going to lie, a really fun road to drive on. I'd like to do it again on my motorcycle!

Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just completed a two week road trip of 10 national parks so I did not expect Death Valley to impress. It did!. Pictures do not do it justice. It has to be seen to really appreciate the vastness, the lack of vegetation, the...More

1  Thank carolgibney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty place to see the different coloured minerals leaching out of the rocks but not in my opinion the best part of the whole park. I’d imagine that at certain times of the year it would also be very busy. Also note that no vehicles...More

Thank 854DP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I expected so much more of this site. You could barely see the colors. They were there but very faint. It was not worth the hype that others have made it seem. I would definetly not return to this attraction at Death Valley.

Thank ellbelllll
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Colors in the desert are subtle, but this spot along Artist's Drive is surprisingly colorful. A variety of mineral deposits, in colors of blue, green, red, yellow and brown stand out from the surrounding mountainsides. A wonderful photo opportunity. Get out of your car here...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed October 10, 2018

There is one spot on this road that is particularly nice--the artist's palette itself--cliffs or sands in multiple colors. But otherwise, the scenic drive is not particularly special. Very popular though.

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Felicia D
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Response from TravelJohn092 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure why Artists Drive is closed, the road seemed perfect to me. You can pull off to the side of the main road and walk to the area......once there, walk up to the ridge, you can look all over the Palette from up... More
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