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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mesquite Sand Dunes walking is a must-do if you visit the Death Valley National park. This was our first sand hike. So much fun but so much work!! Great family activity. Be sure to take water with you!

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's rather odd to see the sand dunes that exist in Death Valley, but it's kind of hard to get a good picture of them unless you're far away. Besides, it was super hot outside, so you don't want to be outside for very long....More

Thank Allison8700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here at sunset and got the most amazing pictures. Imagine big sand dunes in the middle of the desert, all made prettier with large pieces of driftwood.

Thank Darci M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sand dunes were spread over a very small area compared to the extent of the death valley desert area in California. he sand dunes per se were not very inpressive at 10 AM. The recommended time to view was at sun rise.

Thank KCAjith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sand dunes are a must see when in the park. It was WAY too hot (116 degrees!) to walk them when we were there, but I would love to go back when it is cooler and really walk around and enjoy the dunes. We...More

Thank lowens311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do the dunes earlier in the morning, before the sun was high in the sky, and before the heat and most of the crowds. The colors early were amazing and also cast neat shadows. There were still quite a few people already...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to stop if you have children who would love to experience sand dunes. So much fun climbing to top and running down them. As for us, we just like to enjoy looking at them.

Thank Crt1943
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way out of the park. We took a short walk, was very hot so try this site in the morning. Impressive sand dunes created by years or eroding winds and the mountains. You are permitted to walk up the dunes, Easy...More

Thank Heb2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take in the views , hike the sand dunes , bring some sunscreen and water and you are set! This stop is pretty great. Lots of great photo ops here as well! Worth the drive :)

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from florida and this is the closets i have ever come to a dessert. I drove out from vegas and it stook about 2 hrs but it a good drive to site see. The famous death valley did not dissapoint. It was good...More

Thank Robert C
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Is the dunes accessible by car?
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.
Is sand sledding allowed?
February 17, 2017|
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Response from KS N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can
Hello, are you able to access the dunes with a regular car, like a sedan? coming from Phoenix AZ I guess trough las Vegas NV!
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.