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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. 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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  • One more amazing attraction leading to even a more amazing site "Artists' Palette" ... did Badlands first, Golden Canyon then Artists' Drive ... ... colour this as good as advertised. 
  • Drove up here close to sunset and the beauty was spectacular. Different shades of colors on the rocks truly made it look like an artist's palette. 
  • we did this last week (Nov 1st week), daytime is very hot and colors are washed out. try this in afternoon - the drive ~10miles, make several stops. we were at Pallette at sunset so got dark, but i co...  more »