Artists Dr, Death Valley National Park

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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. Put Artists Dr on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Death Valley National Park trip builder app .
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  • We made several stops while in Death Valley National Park - all beautiful - but this one was well worth the drive. It is a one way 5 mile drive off a main road. There are several opportunities for ove...  more »
  • The Artrist's Drive was a one-way car route with incredibly beautiful landscapes. It was not far from Furnace Creek. Next to Furnace Creek was a Tourist Office, where one could obtain any information of Death Valley and the entrance to the national park could purchases.
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  • The name is the description of what we see: a wide variety of colors. It's on a small area, but close to the road and it's worth
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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. With its upscale lodging, the Furnace Creek Inn stands as an exception. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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