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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328

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Reviewed today via mobile

It's really easy to wonder far into the dunes. We stopped for about 45 minutes and when we decided to turn back we didn't realize we went as far as we did. The sand is a lot harder to walk on than it looks. I...More

Thank Charity R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very easy access off highway, this is a very unique place that deserves its praises. It gets a lot of visitors but if you venture deeper you will find the experience much more enjoyable. Even better if you can get there for the sunrise (much...More

Thank B00tpacker
Reviewed 2 days ago

...which creates this beautiful Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Ideally, walk far out as you can to see it more untouched from all the foot steps at the beginning. Not to be missed!

Thank Nas S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This stop is right on the main road that goes through Death Valley. The parking lot is located next to the road and the sand dunes begin about 100 feet from the lot. They truly are sand dunes with rising mountains in the distance. You...More

Thank viaggiatoreciao
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best spots in the Death Valley, one can experience real dunes. Death valley offers so much diversity, and dunes are one of the key contributors.

Thank Matija P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite the experience! You can explore the sand dunes on foot, small and larger dunes. Sand is silky soft, colors and contours change as sunset approaches. Very cool.

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited one day in mid November. Missed this on previous visit to DV, very happy we found it now. Large sand dune area with desert scrub. Lots of people so hard to get pics without anyone in them ... Nice place to watched sunset. Ample...More

Thank polymoog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great different view in Death Valley. I enjoyed just to walk a bit into the dunes and watch arround me. Just a beautiful scenery! Very relaxing

Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing soft sand. I bet in the summer, it's super hot. just cool to see sand dunes and look for animal footprints. We saw some teens with cardboard to slide down hills.

Thank Robin F
Reviewed November 5, 2017

If you've ever wanted to see big heaps of sand like you see on the films, then this is the place to go. Really enjoyed it...

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June 13, 2017|
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Response from Darci M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a pullout and small parking lot adjacent to the dunes. You can walk out as far as you'd like or take pictures from the car. 4wheel drive is not needed.
February 17, 2017|
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Response from KS N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can
May 26, 2015|
Response from Gavin B |
Hi, yes you can, there is a paved car park just off the main road and it is then a short walk of about 100 yds to the star tof the dunes themselves.