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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a great view, but in the summer the walk would require that you have LOTS of water in order to get up close to the bigger dunes. There is a picturesque tree close to the parking lot that is good for taking pictures near.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We opted not to climb these or get out of the car as it was very hot during the day. We could see them from Stovepipe Wells where we had lunch and drove past them on the way to Badwater. We did get some pictures though and it is ok to see in the middle of basically nothing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited at sunset, bearable heat....great view and the kids got to play in the sand dunes. Just down the road from Stove Pipe and easy access from the car park

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Go early in the day to avoid the searing sand. Children love running around this area and it seems impossible for them to get lost, or hurt on anything. This is a coach bus stop so lots of tourists, but the parking lot is spacious and there is plenty of room for everyone on the dunes.

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I read some reviews and decided to go to see the sunrise. It's very unique unless maybe you have been to desert before. I took so many pictures, they are stunningly beautiful. Easily spent two hours before I went back to the hotel for breakfast.

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Thoiry, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had to get up at 5:30 at our hotel in Amargosa in order to be at the dunes by 7. It was "only" about 90-95 degrees by then but the sand was still "cool". We hiked in about a mile in order to walk around the dunes with very little human footprints (the wind eventually erases these but this place... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

They may not be the largest sand dunes in the US, but they are sure impressive and make you feel you've been teleported onto Tatooine or at least into the Sahara. You wouldn’t be surprised at all to see a camel come humping over a rise – especially on a Wednesday … anyway, these sand dunes are right off the... More

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Death Valley National Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is a fairly large group of dunes that is the center of the valley, it is also the most accessible dune in the field, it is great at both sunrise and sunset, but due to the fact that it is right off the 190 it tends to be crowded.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went there on a close to 120 degrees day. Wanted to walk out onto the dunes and tried. But the cool water in my hand was turning warm in no time. Though the views are great and there is enough to look at, this seems like a place where you can get into trouble if you wonder out to far... More

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We came from the West going towards badwater and all of the sudden this place pop up along the freeway. We knew it was a hot point because of all of the vehicles parked at the site. It is a must stop when going to Death valley, CA when inside there, it takes you to a different place

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