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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really felt like you were in a little part of the sahara or something. Liked it a lot. Not very big and not much to do there other than look out at the dunes. Was too hot to go out there. But thought it was...More

Thank LaLiga16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These dunes are truly spectacular in the morning or evening light. You can also walk directly out onto the dunes which is really unique. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank flaggster
Reviewed 4 days ago

If for nothing else, ensure you stop by to read the "How these dunes were created" the ever changing vistas of Death Valley are amazing, and Mesquite Sand dunes will not disappoint. However, it was 131 the day we were there, so needless to say...More

Thank Edleg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesquite Sand Dunes walking is a must-do if you visit the Death Valley National park. This was our first sand hike. So much fun but so much work!! Great family activity. Be sure to take water with you!

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's rather odd to see the sand dunes that exist in Death Valley, but it's kind of hard to get a good picture of them unless you're far away. Besides, it was super hot outside, so you don't want to be outside for very long....More

Thank Allison8700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here at sunset and got the most amazing pictures. Imagine big sand dunes in the middle of the desert, all made prettier with large pieces of driftwood.

Thank Darci M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sand dunes were spread over a very small area compared to the extent of the death valley desert area in California. he sand dunes per se were not very inpressive at 10 AM. The recommended time to view was at sun rise.

Thank KCAjith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sand dunes are a must see when in the park. It was WAY too hot (116 degrees!) to walk them when we were there, but I would love to go back when it is cooler and really walk around and enjoy the dunes. We...More

Thank lowens311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do the dunes earlier in the morning, before the sun was high in the sky, and before the heat and most of the crowds. The colors early were amazing and also cast neat shadows. There were still quite a few people already...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to stop if you have children who would love to experience sand dunes. So much fun climbing to top and running down them. As for us, we just like to enjoy looking at them.

Thank Crt1943
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Is the dunes accessible by car?
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.
Is sand sledding allowed?
17 February 2017|
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Response from KS N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can
Hello, are you able to access the dunes with a regular car, like a sedan? coming from Phoenix AZ I guess trough las Vegas NV!
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.