We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 256 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
HOT sand dunes

This is a neat site to stop and see and walk around a bit. We drove out there around 2pm. There is a sign that says it is not recommended to hike the dunes after 10am because it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Chelsey D
,
Madison, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a neat site to stop and see and walk around a bit. We drove out there around 2pm. There is a sign that says it is not recommended to hike the dunes after 10am because it gets very hot. They were not lying! The sand gets VERY hot! I could feel the heat through my shoes. We didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must-stop, but very briefly, since it was reeally hot! The dunes are very beautiful and an interesting contrast to the Badwater Basin we arrived from. On with the hat, bring the water bottle, and take a short sandy stroll. Had sand in my sandals all day after that. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hukvaldy, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Visit the dunes after the sunset and you're gonna enjoy them so much :) We were playing around like kids because the temperature was finally ok for the first tiime that day in the Death Valley :) Also we met there many people from Europe although during the day the valley looked rather deserted. And we took there some really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have a 6 and 10 year old and were in Death Valley in July. Obviously we had to limit our outings to before 10 am. However we went to the dunes at sunset, and it was beautiful! The temperature dropped and we were able to sit on top of a dune and watch the sun set behind the mountains.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Level Contributor
106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting that the sand has nowhere to do but be swirled around to form these dunes. I found them more impressive for a photo from far away than up close. We did take care to visit early before footprints everywhere and we did not walk far out into them. Just another site to check off our list while in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, New York
Level Contributor
45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I wish we had a little more time to spend a the dunes. I had never seen such dunes and it would have been fun to walk up and down and explore them a bit. Worth the visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
293 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Death Valley is really a park about nothing. There are miles and miles of so little that it becomes an amazing adventure and you begin to see the wonder of it all. Then, there's sand dunes, salt flats and creeks, mineral deposits of all types, charcoal and paint. Bleaching, blanching, sun washing, waterless wasting and color. Take a moment and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level Contributor
84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed hiking among the sand dunes. It can be a busy place, but that does not interfere with the experience. Each person picks his or her own path and preferred method - sliding down, hiking up, walking the crests; you can go as far as you want, or stay close to the parking area - it's up to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trento, Italy
Level Contributor
170 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Now, when you get there, the big dunes don't look so far away. They are. If you hope to get some shots WITHOUT footprints, get here early or prepare for a long walk. Bring water.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A short easy walk from the car park and you really feel like you are in deep desert. The dunes are spectacular and there are plenty of photo opportunities. keep an eye out for sidewinders as they are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes also viewed

Death Valley National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA
 
Death Valley National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA
 

Been to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Address: Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?