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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Address: Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Beautiful at sunrise

We went there at sunrise: was definitely worth it to get up early. The view of the dunes is amazing at the first lights of the sun, and the temperature was perfect, cool (not like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
adris06
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Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there at sunrise: was definitely worth it to get up early. The view of the dunes is amazing at the first lights of the sun, and the temperature was perfect, cool (not like during the daytime or at sunset).

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1) amazing desert landscape 2) be careful and carry a lot of water on you. 3) Good for nighttime sky viewing 4) in the hot sun, be prepared with water, hats, sunscreen etc. 5) In all, a worthwhile experience and a must see in the park

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we travelled through this section of Death Valley the thermometer reached 111 degrees. Stepping out of the car was like walking into an oven but what an experience and what amazing views. It's difficult to comprehend the scale of Death Valley and so worth the drive through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in the day. just hot and sand everywhere, but the highlight is coming back in the middle of the night and just look up in the sky. You can see the Milky Way. perfect for star gazing and you can see lots of shooting stars. make sure you go far enough in to avoid the lights from the... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found it very cool how the terrain changed a decent amount within Death Valley. It was fun to run out on the dunes and take fun pictures with the mountain backdrop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Death Valley is aptly named. However, it is an exceedingly interesting place. The park features are well worth the visit. Spend a day visiting or just drive straight through... I highly recommend doing it in November as the temperature is hot as H**L

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered in the Death Valley NP from Stovepipe Wells, therefore the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes were our first attractions. They are spectacular and it is a surprise to see them rising from a rock desert. It really seems like if somebody placed this huge quantity of sand there. It's also a great stop to walk and play with the... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Not something I usually associate with "Death Valley", but hiking around the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes was a great experience for my active teenagers and me. They loved running (falling with style?) down the steep dunes.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We visited the dunes around 9am. We were able to get great photos using shadows from the sun. Highly recommend. July 2016.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

In spite of the heat, this was a very enjoyable part of our recent trip to Death Valley. The Mesquite Sand Dunes are vast and quite solid, making them easy to hike on. You are not sinking into heavy sand as you walk. Interesting scenery making for quite unusual photographs. Wish I could go back to Death Valley when it... More 

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