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At nearly 700 feet, Eureka Dunes are some of the tallest in North America. While a challenge to summit, even a partial hike up affords great views of the surrounding valley. The day I was there, I was fortunate enough to see a flyover of...More
It is a strange experience, but he nature has its ways. I am sure this may be uncomfortable in the middle of summer (too hot), but in the winter it was actually really nice. We saw the first plants blooming and can imagine the magic...More
These are the largest dunes in DVNP and possibly North America according to the NPS. Although somewhat isolated in the northwest corner of the park, access is good. The Big Pine Road is paved all the way from Big Pine if you come in from...More
This was "THE BEST" part of my trip, its bit tough to reach but once you dare and reach this place you feel WOW! factor these dune are huge, you will be proud of yourself once you reach these.
Just be cautious and prepared as...More
You can walk out to the dunes, or just go a little way from your car to feel the fine sand. The dunes are always changing shape, due to the winds, but it's curious that this is the only place in the park where dunes...More
We went on a balmy day (only 30 degrees out!) and found it incredibly hot to walk around! Couldn't imagine when it is 50 degrees out! They are the coolest thing to see! Lots of lizards running around and dunes are so tall! Tried sledding...More
Spent a couple of days camping at the Eureka Dunes at the north end of Death Valley National Park and loved it.
Headed east on CA 168 from Big Pine, CA and turned right onto Death Valley Road (sign will say "to Eureka Dunes").
If you've seen Great Sand Dunes National Park or the national seashore dunes on Lake Michigan these are similar. Not as high as GSDNP. The interesting anomaly here is this patch of dunes existing in the park. If you hike to the distant, largest dunes...More
It takes a little bit of time to get to these dunes but they are amazing. We skipped all the other dunes in the park after researching that these were often peoples favorites. The drive there from Uhehebe is primarily a flat gravel road. It...More