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Eureka Dunes

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: These dunes, the highest in the state, are located near Death Valley.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: These dunes, the highest in the state, are located near Death Valley.
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San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

AlI the great things other reviewers have said are true, so no need to repeat. I'm writing this to point out something important. I have been to Death Valley many times, but never north of the crater until last trip. I finally kept driving north, past Ubehebe crater, and to Eureka Dunes. On the way, there is a sort of... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

These dunes are spectacular and high. That being said, they are also hard to get to and not often visited. Unlike the dunes down by Stovepipe Well (which are also excellent by the way) you can visit Eureka and have it to yourself. I STRONGLY suggest you check with the rangers first before venturing out there.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A long drive to the dunes with several interesting places to stop...Crankshaft Crossing, a mining area, and the dunes. You can hear a humming sound as the sand avalanches...interesting. The road is a long gravel road.

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Tehachapi, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Really neat place to take picture at dusk. There are lots of dead trees making the landscape look surreal. The children were sliding down the dunes on sleds. Kinda cool.

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Camarillo,California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a long way to go to just look. If you are planning on climbing dune it is totally worth going. Such an unusual sight. A huge sand dune hidden among mountains. Be warned the road is not friendly to the family mini van...we got a flat tire 3/4 of the way out....hobbled back to town and the next day... More 

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los angeles
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180 reviews 180 reviews
100 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We passed by this beautiful area of sand when driving through Death Valley. It was really something to see after a bunch of typical desert scenes. We stopped at the small market before you hit the sand dunes and I suggest grabbing some cold drinks if you plan to hike out there. Also bring comfortable shoes because it's a bit... More 

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Far away from the crowds sits this island of beauty. Some 700 feet high and beautiful white sand. The walk up to the top is difficult at times, but when you get to the top and sit on the crest you will be in awe. If taking pictures plan to hike up a couple of hours before sunset (depending on... More 

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rockford ,IL
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It is not often that we Illinoisans can walk on sand dunes in January. This was a fun walk, not to be missed in your drive through Death Valley.

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

You don't need 4x4 for this, just high clearance vehicle. There are about 45 miles of gravel rocky roads (north of the Crater), and the rocks are not as sharp and big comparing to RaceTrack. If you can do Titus Canyon, you can do this. You will be rewarded with a huge 700 feet Eureka dune. The hike up to... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you have driven into Death Valley National Park from the southern entrance after seeing the salt flats I think you will be a bit amazed to see California's tallest sand dunes rising up to meet you. We got there just as twilight was ending and so did not get a chance to walk out on the dunes. Will save... More 

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