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Artists Dr, Death Valley National Park

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Scenic Drive
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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  • It's a oneway road with lots of twists and turns. You can bring large vehicles such as RVs through the drive, but in a car, it's worth it. You get to see colorful rock up close and get a nice turnoff ...  more »
  • A good scenic drive takes you through the coloured mountains, best visited when the sun is shining so you can see the blues, reds and golds of the mountains Definitely worth visiting  more »
  • This is a one way paved road through some very beautiful scenery on the way to Artist's Palette. The view at each turn is really breathtaking. You most stop at the Artist's Palette view area.  more »