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Eureka Dunes

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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
Description: These dunes, the highest in the state, are located near Death Valley.

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beautiful sunsets

great sunsets. you have to walk out a little over a quarter of a mile to get smooth sand without any foot prints. although sunrise on the dunes is amazing and the wind has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
TheBronxBoy
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

great sunsets. you have to walk out a little over a quarter of a mile to get smooth sand without any foot prints. although sunrise on the dunes is amazing and the wind has erased the footprints closer to the parking lot.

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Helena, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved them all. Bring good hiking boots,lots of water and your camera. If your in the desert you have to hike the dunes.

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Los Angeles, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
46 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Since I just purchased a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, we had to take a photography trip to Death Valley. Last time I wasn't able to see the Racetrack with my Subaru Forester, so this time there were no roads that could stop the Jeep. We woke up at 3am, drove from Furnace Creek Ranch to Eureka Dunes to shoot sunrise... More 

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Los Altos, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you've never seen sand dunes then go and check it out. Or if outré traveling with kids its a good place to let them runoff energy. If you've seen dunes before it's probably a good place to drive by or as we did picnic and enjoy the vista.

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Clearwater, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This dunes are the highest in California at 700'. You will want to rent a jeep for the drive and unless you drive quickly, it will be rough, but we were the only people there and it was very special.

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San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
66 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
78 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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