Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
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SDAnnie
Rapid City, SD167 contributions
May 2022
We stopped by the dunes on our way out of the park after a two day stay at the Ranch.
We did not walk all the way out, but could see the path and others walking.
Written 21 May 2022
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Lisa O
4 contributions
Apr 2022
if you want to walk out on to the dunes you can find a spot of your own - pretty sunset spot and the sand is so soft - nature is amazing
Written 27 April 2022
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NewtonDad
Newton, MA39 contributions
Apr 2022
A trip to Death Valley wouldn't be complete without seeing the sand dunes. We enjoyed walking out onto the sand dunes but it was very hot - would definitely suggest doing this earlier in the morning before the midday heat.
Written 24 April 2022
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Mel52088
Woodville, WI138 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We did this near sunrise and we’re able to see some neat shadows and wildlife tracks, including sidewinder rattler markings. We didn’t go all the way out to the largest dune, but about halfway or so. Enjoyed the walk and the peaceful morning.

There is a bathroom, but someone coming out said there was a spider that looked like a giant crab, so I didn’t go in.
Written 3 April 2022
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649001
Springfield211 contributions
Mar 2022
It is an interesting experience. Hike dunes up and down. I recommend using safety glasses to protest your eyes from drifting sand.
Written 3 April 2022
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mjc_travels
Lexington, MA346 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
The dunes were great. We were there on a very windy day, which I would not recommend, the sand is soft and it is fun to explore.
Written 25 March 2022
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Traveler918
West Des Moines, IA217 contributions
Mar 2022
I'm sure these dunes are scorching in summer, but in March they were lovely. We went about an hour before sunset and stayed through sunset -- many others did the same. Just pick a dune, relax, and watch the ever-changing play of light and shadow. One note: The bugs come out at sunset!
Written 20 March 2022
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LisaMNUSA
Minnesota692 contributions
Mar 2022
We went there for sunrise. It was amazing! We also found many animal tracks. When we walked to the dunes, we were looking for these, but didn't see any. After sunrise, we walked back to our car, we found a lot , they were near around tress.
Written 12 March 2022
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Amy R
Houston, TX401 contributions
Mar 2022
Definitely worth a stop, simply amazing that in the middle of a desert is a bunch of sand dunes. Maybe worth an hour stop.
Written 8 March 2022
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Holly W
Reading, PA489 contributions
Feb 2022
You have to stop and take a short hike on the dunes. It's a bit of a challenge. Use caution so that you save your energy to walk back to the car. Touch the sand, absorb the moment. It's worth it.

The far dunes appear closer than they are. A short hike over 1-2 will require about 20- 30 minutes. Wear sturdy shoes, plenty of sunscreen and a hat--even in the winter weather.
Written 28 February 2022
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