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Artists Dr, Death Valley National Park
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
See some of the most picturesque sights that Death Valley National Park has to offer on . The winding, 14.5 km (9 mi) long road takes you past impressive rock formations and the multicolored hillsides of the Artist's Palette. Volcanic activity and metal oxidation painted the hills in various shades of red, pink, yellow, green, and purple. The one-way road features safe places to pull off to admire the view, take pictures, or explore on foot. Even though the road is relatively short, the drive can take some time; its many curves may limit your speed, and many visitors prefer to drive slowly to take in the sights. Use our Death Valley National Park vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Artists Dr and other attractions in Death Valley National Park.
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  • The drive is beautiful. Many colors in the geology. Many vistas around each corner. Pull outs for pictures and a parking lot and bathrooms if needed. 
  • Artists Drive is a great place to stop on your way to or from Badwater Basin. This one way drive is a great addition to your time in Death Valley. 
  • My husband rode his bike on this route on a thanksgiving day afternoon and the road was not that busy so I was able to take great shots while he was cycling on this amazing view