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The dunes are the site of a very unusual parasitic plant called "sand...

The dunes are the site of a very unusual parasitic plant called "sand food."

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That's a lot of sand!

We were driving from Phoenix to San Diego and specifically altered our route to pass through the dunes. It looks as if Lawrence of Arabia could have been filmed here, impressive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We were driving from Phoenix to San Diego and specifically altered our route to pass through the dunes. It looks as if Lawrence of Arabia could have been filmed here, impressive dunes with lots of dune buggies enthusiasts taking advantage of them. It's a relatively small area, you can view the entire location from a lookout point that is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

These are the largest dunes open to recreational use in California. Northwest of Yuma, and east of Calipatria, with dimensions of 45 miles (NW to SE) by 6 miles (SW to NE). California Highway 78 is a dividing line through these dunes. North of 78, 25,000 acres of the dunes are restricted and protected by the Bureau of Land Management... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

They are sand dune. Interesting if you have not ever experienced sand dunes before. The area on the left side of the road allows recreational activity (dune buggies, etc.), while the left side is a protected area. It is interesting to see the effect of human activity on the dunes versus condition of the protected side. There is no water... More 

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