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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  • Artist’s Drive is a 9 mile one way loop drive off the road that leads to Badwater Basin. It is curvy, colorful, and captivating. There are a few pull off areas for photos but the main one is about.....  more
    Artist’s Drive is a 9 mile one way loop drive off the road that leads to Badwater Basin. It is curvy, colorful, and captivating. There are a few pull off areas for photos but the main one is about.....  more »
  • My husband had fun driving on this because it’s so different. The views are pretty although the colors are difficult to capture in photos unless you have a fancy camera (we don’t). A nice little... 
    My husband had fun driving on this because it’s so different. The views are pretty although the colors are difficult to capture in photos unless you have a fancy camera (we don’t). A nice little...  more »

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