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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite the experience! You can explore the sand dunes on foot, small and larger dunes. Sand is silky soft, colors and contours change as sunset approaches. Very cool.

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited one day in mid November. Missed this on previous visit to DV, very happy we found it now. Large sand dune area with desert scrub. Lots of people so hard to get pics without anyone in them ... Nice place to watched sunset. Ample...More

Thank polymoog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great different view in Death Valley. I enjoyed just to walk a bit into the dunes and watch arround me. Just a beautiful scenery! Very relaxing

Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing soft sand. I bet in the summer, it's super hot. just cool to see sand dunes and look for animal footprints. We saw some teens with cardboard to slide down hills.

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you've ever wanted to see big heaps of sand like you see on the films, then this is the place to go. Really enjoyed it...

Thank njgr74
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I enjoyed hiking out a distance into the dunes. A different setting then any other in Death Valley and interesting history behind it's formation. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Primorska67
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stopped at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, amazing to see such beautiful sand dunes in such an arid area, you can walk out onto them if you feel like it

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We came when it was near sunset so. It was not hot and the sand was quite cool to the feet. Free attraction near stovepipe wells village. Park the car and walk a little or walk further if you wish. We walked a little further...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was my favourite place at Death Valley. Dunes are just amazing, the sand is so soft and hot. Sometimes, it is a little bit hard to walk on the dunes, but the view is just perfect. Good opportunity to take some great pictures.

Thank Jofee14
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Walked a little but go so very hot, amazing place again but trees dying - no water. A must place to visit and take photos.

Thank Mary O
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13 June 2017|
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Response from Darci M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a pullout and small parking lot adjacent to the dunes. You can walk out as far as you'd like or take pictures from the car. 4wheel drive is not needed.
17 February 2017|
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Response from KS N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can
27 May 2015|
Response from Gavin B |
Hi, yes you can, there is a paved car park just off the main road and it is then a short walk of about 100 yds to the star tof the dunes themselves.