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Eureka Dunes

Death Valley National Park, CA
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Out of the way but worth it!

FYI I wouldn't go exploring around the dunes on the dirt roads without 4WD and high clearance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sand Dunes, Sunset and Moonrise!

We were visiting in early March, arrived around 5pm, no one else was there except for 2-3 Jeeps... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FYI I wouldn't go exploring around the dunes on the dirt roads without 4WD and high clearance. These dunes are huge and if you are planning to hike to the top of a high peak, better giver yourself plenty of time before sunset. I stayed...More

2  Thank citrusboy
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting in early March, arrived around 5pm, no one else was there except for 2-3 Jeeps passing by. It was really nice dunes! Wider and taller than I expected. Everyone from my group walked up far and enjoyed the view of the Death...More

2  Thank OpaQ
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Visited the dunes in the evening and enjoyed the changing colours of sand dunes during sunset. Very few people visit the dunes. The highest dunes are about a mile walk from the parking lot. A good, isolated and peaceful place to enjoy.

2  Thank Ashwani C
Reviewed December 5, 2016

These Dunes are amazing. Steep, tall, majestic, sharp, untouched, isolated are a few words to describe them. Unlike the eureka dues these have few visitors and are not marked tracked with hoards of people. During our 3 hour visit to the top only two other...More

3  Thank subica
Reviewed June 5, 2016

I have to believe the authorities leave the roads in such bad condition to limit who accesses the Dunes. Survive the 1-2 hour journey and you'll be thankful. The Dunes are magnificent. So calm, a zen experience. A memorable adventure. The Dunes are a lot...More

3  Thank GarryPy
Reviewed April 18, 2016

If you are tired with tourists and wanting to have a peaceful moments, you should consider to visit. The dunes are beautiful and way less visited than the famous parts of DV, Badwater for example. You can enjoy the view from the parking area or...More

2  Thank Mozou-Kozou
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited the dunes to photograph the endemic and Federally Threatened Eureka Dunes Evening Primrose (Oenothera californica ssp eurekensis). Two other endemic plant species are known only from these dunes. Entering Death Valley National Park from Big Pine one drives on a paved road for about...More

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain2240
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Very scenic stop and the dunes are amazing. Coming from the south the concept of sand dunes in USA are intriguing. Definitely worth the Tim and effort to experience. Adequate parking.

1  Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Headed to Death Valley over President's Day weekend to see the wild flowers but feared the crowds so went to Eureka Duns 1st. So glad I did. Came in from Big Pine. Much better road than from the main park. After turning off Big Pine/Death...More

5  Thank CathyNV
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We went via death valley down the gravel road for 35 miles instead of the otherside - which was how we exited and will go the next time! But it is so worth it - so remote, so quite and the dunes are fabulous!

2  Thank Lisa W
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How long from one of the main roads through Death Valley does i take to get to the Dunes ? And is it better to photograph them with sunrise or sunset? I'm heading there in a few days so any help is appreciated. Thanks Garry
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