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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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Lonesome Dunes

Be prepared for a long and bumpy drive to get to these dunes. The dunes are kind of hidden in a little corner of Death Valley. There were bathrooms and waste cans once upon a time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Intrepidhiker2011
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San Jose, California
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Seattle, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Well this IS everyones classic vision of dessert so I guess in that it deserved a visit. Please visit this in the morning when it is cooler. As it was it is another type of ecology in the valley and worthy of time to visit.

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Be prepared for a long and bumpy drive to get to these dunes. The dunes are kind of hidden in a little corner of Death Valley. There were bathrooms and waste cans once upon a time but has since been vandalized and dismantled. Sad really because the Park no longer takes care of its own. We spent a couple of... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I walked out from the visitor parking lot to the highest dune - the round trip as about an hour and a half. Wear sunscreen, take at least two bottles of water, sunglasses and a good hat.

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A small area, by Death Valley standards, but very exotic landscape and very fun to be able to walk right in among the beautiful dunes, knowing that your footsteps will be erased naturally within hours. Very important to go either early or late in the day, with more indirect lighting. (Showing up just after dawn worked very well for us.)... More 

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Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The dunes are definitely worth the long and bumpy drive to get to them. HUGE dunes in the midst of the mountains, some of them are so tall and steep you have to climb up on your hand and knees. Beautiful and peaceful place, but it is difficult to get to.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Another beautiful natural creation!! The sand is soft and just breathtaking!! Would not recommend going in summer!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was by far my favorite stop of my trip to Death Valley (note: I was only there a day and probably saw half the sites so anxious to go back another time to see them all and do some hiking when weather is warmer). This was the last stop before leaving for the day and it was simply incredible.... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
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29 helpful votes 29 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
47 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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