Photo: PHOTO: Artist's Drive, Death Valley National Park (photo by Michelle Rae Uy)
The 9-mile winding road of Artist's Drive, not too far from Badwater Basin, is perhaps one of California's most stunning, albeit short, drives. Running through a multi-colored canyon, this drive is full of incredible slopes and peaks 'painted' with different minerals so that instead of the normal, golden desert color, you get pinks, reds, blues, greens and purples.
Tip: Do the whole drive, but go slow to make it last. There are places to pull over for photo opportunities.