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Eureka Dunes

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

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lots of sand!

Nice sand dunes! Bring your shoes or burn your feet! It's hot in there so be careful....if you are lucky there might be a rattle snake waiting for you!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice sand dunes! Bring your shoes or burn your feet! It's hot in there so be careful....if you are lucky there might be a rattle snake waiting for you!

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Sonoma, California
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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I rolled down the dunes yelling, "AS YOU WISH" and giggling like a little girl. The dunes were beautiful. They are not an easy hike up but they are worth it. Every-time you go they are different. Sometimes they even sing an eerie song. If you go on the dunes, be careful to protect your electronics.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of Death Valley. Hot sand dunes that were magnificent and huge. They were close and an easy walk from the car park to enjoy and get great pictures.There are warning signs of heat and snakes but we were out in the open and the view was beautiful.

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My son and I (15 years old) went there to take some photos of the milky way behind the dudes, and the dunes themselves. They are spectacular - but the location is also spectacular. They are in a remote corner, down a very very bumpy "road". Average speed on the last 10-miles was about 10 mph. The drive in from... More 

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Kensington, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Go in the early morning or late afternoon to see the fantastic shadowing of the ripples in the sand. The dunes look much larger than they are so it can be really fun to pick out a "distance" ridge or dune peak and then make it there in 15-30 min.

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San Bruno, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Well worth the long, bumpy drive to get to this unique location! Tall and magnificent sand dunes rising up from the valley floor, flanked by mountains. Our two kids, 5 and 3, and we had a wonderful 2 days and 2 nights here in late March. Weather was temperate, sunrises and sunsets were spectacular, and the dunes were like an... More 

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Rockford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Walking to and on the dunes was one of the highlights of our visit to this national park. We weren't aware until after we visited this spot that pets were not permitted, and I will say that our dog had a blast running on the dunes but behaving admirably.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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Address: Address: Death Valley National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park

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