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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  • Very nice road has a single direction with some nice photo stopping points... the guides recommend doing it at the beginning or end of the day for more contrasting colors. at 12pm it was pretty too.
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  • Artist's Drive is a 9-mile long and sometimes narrow branch of Highway 178. He's great to drive from Badwater. It winds its way through the landscape in many turns and curves. The sandstone rocks shine in all colours. From our point of view, the afternoon hours are the best time. The colours are particularly well displayed in the warm light of the setting sun. Time required for approx. 30 minutes
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