Artist's Drive, Death Valley National Park

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    Artist's Palette

    by Alice-Kees Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    Artist's Palette, Death Valley

    You can find Artist's Palette on the Badwater Road. There is a one-way looping road that will take you past several viewing areas and points of interest as it winds its way through the heavily-eroded badlands.
    Artist's Palette is piece of eroded hillside in the foothills of the Black Mountains covered in an intensely colored mosaic of reds, greens, golds and blacks.

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    Artist's Drive

    by dln6874 Written May 10, 2003
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    This is the one area you can see without actually getting out of your car. The drive is scenic, and there are some small, windy, one-way roads that make the drive fun. There were many times when I wanted to pull-over and take a picture. I did get a few....

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    Artist's Palette

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    a stretch of the hillside composed of curved bands of clayish rock in vivid hues of green, white, pink and black. There are plenty of parking places, to allow for taking photographs and exploring on foot, and the drive should be passable by all but the largest of vehicles. The route is only 9 miles long but takes at least half an hour to drive. As it climbs into the hills, there are great views across the salt flats below to the west.

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    Marvelous Colorful Drive thru Painted Hills & Mtns

    by plannersis Written Jan 7, 2012

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    Such a magnificent adventure for a photographer or painter or anyone who loves to see magnificent scenery!!

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    Colourful

    by Emile72 Written Apr 28, 2009

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    The rocks within this section of the park have been stained myriad colors by minerals within, creating a view that resembles an artist's palette.

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    A Scenic Drive

    by SteveOSF Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Artists Drive is a scenic loop off of Badwater Road. You can get great views of desert landscapes. Artists Pallet is an impressive spot along the drive.

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    Artist's Drive - go to see the inumerous colors :-

    by Trekki Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    14 km south of Furnace Creek Visitor's Center, a small unpaved one-way road leaves east for Artist's Drive. It winds uphill along the thrilling colored scenery - geologists' heaven :-)

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    Artist Palette

    by mht_in_la Written Dec 7, 2003

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    Artist Palette

    You see many colors here; all from natural pigment. Time to revisit my high school chemistry textbook.

    Iron salts = red, pink, yellow
    Decomposing mica = green
    Manganese = purple

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    Wonderful colours!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    A short, crooked ride through a rainbow-coloured area of eroded rock. Not only gold coloured, but also purple, red and green tints are shown.

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    Driving the rt 109 westward...

    by dutch_anna Updated Mar 1, 2003

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    Artist Palette

    Driving the rt 109 westward there are many points worthwile.
    Artist Palette shows the rocks in great pastel colors, pink, blue, grey, light-brown.

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    by smoox Written Sep 2, 2002

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    The colours this barren landscape offers are spectacular. This place is rightfully called 'Artist´s palette'.

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