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Best at sunset or sunrise

Great drive, but take it slow and enjoy. Impressive scenery which is better with lower light of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Stunning views at each corner of the road

One-way drive from Badwater to Furnace Creek, including a short stop at Artist Palette which is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric T
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great drive, but take it slow and enjoy. Impressive scenery which is better with lower light of sunset or sunrise time. Easy drive, paved but narrow.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 week ago

One-way drive from Badwater to Furnace Creek, including a short stop at Artist Palette which is a photograph's dream especially at sunset or sunrise. As a tip, stop at Devil's Golf Course on the way to Badwater, then go through Artist's Drive on the way...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely worth the drive in Death Valley with all the different colours among the dunes and rock formations. We visited in the summer so very hot, do not forget water, sun cream and hats!

Thank chrisandsteph2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I presume that if you are interested in Death Valley, you will love it... If Death Valley is, kinda, not your thing... then this will not help... ;-)

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive goes by a couple of overlook sites, but mostly the route to artist palette which is definitely worth it.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this 9 mile (one way) drive on a very good road on our way back from Badwater basin. If you are coming from the Furnace Creek direction, it made more sense to start with viewing Badwater first, and not double back after finishing Artist's...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went visited the Death Valley with our two teenagers. It was hot, 188F, little breeze and we were still a bit jet lagged. Nothing could prepare us to the Artist’s pallet. The colours, the way to it it all added up to an great...More

Thank MonDan1171
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really stunning drive on a very well maintained one way road through an area of outstanding natural beauty and incredible rock colours and formations. Several stop points on the route to get out and take pictures although it's really difficult to capture the vision...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spoiler Alert: Drink in the beauty while you're there because your pictures simply can't capture the magic! This is a very easily accessible view from your vehicle and from the parking lot (not a lot of shades so at peak times you'll have to be...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Artists Drive can be done from the comfort of your air conditioned car in full comfort, although you can get great photos from outside. Great to do in the heat

Thank Anne B
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12 December 2016|
Response from TravelJohn092 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure why this one-way road will be closing, it looked to be in great condition when I was there. I would say the bicycles would be ok but that really depends on what they are doing to the road going through Artist's... More