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What a surprise!

After miles and miles and miles of the Sonoran Desert, you come upon these sand dunes along route 8... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Monument Visit

I did visit the dunes pretty briefly but I mainly wanted to visit yhe Old Plank Road monument. It... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
El Paso, Texas
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These mountains of sand rise 300 feet above the desert floor.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After miles and miles and miles of the Sonoran Desert, you come upon these sand dunes along route 8 and the sight is amazing. I had visited the sand dunes in Death Valley and these are just as stunning. Had to stop and take pictures,...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I did visit the dunes pretty briefly but I mainly wanted to visit yhe Old Plank Road monument. It was a pretty cool piece of history. Originally saw it on a show on discovery channel, but to see and learn about it in person really...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Most people do not realize there are sand dunes are in California. We have been there a few times with friend and family. The view is majestic. It feels like another world. We were there once at sun set, the colors are fantastic A little...More

2  Thank Danny V
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Following a recent trip to Yuma we drove by the sand dunes and had to stop. We wished we had an ATV to properly enjoy the dunes but instead decided to simply hike up one of the hills. My husband and oldest daughter sat on...More

Thank LoveNewExperiences
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Best dunes in the US. 150,000 plus peeps on the busy weekends allows for an exciting time of riding or camping. Bring your rigs and enjoy.

Thank David K
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by these dunes while driving along I-8. They are beautiful from a distance and even more so as you get close. We camped on BLM land a few miles away and went to see the dunes twice. We had a hard time...More

1  Thank gardener19464
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

These sand dunes are way prettier than the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Even though it was an especially windy day, folks were really enjoying 4-wheeling around on the miles of pristine dunes, and they go on for miles. Just beautiful!

Thank MeMe615
Reviewed February 13, 2018

No amenities other than a few latrines on the railroad road and dumpsters at the entrance for the $35 per weekend fee. However it is the prettiest 40 mile by 5 mile stretch of sand dunes that you will ever see. You can tent camp,...More

1  Thank Carolee E
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

You will be mesmerized by the Sand dune's. You can come out time after time with your family and friends to camp at one of the most gorgeous spots of the desert. I have brought my family and friends out here for over 35 years...More

Thank lindaleew2017
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Driving through the Sonoran Desert on our way to San Diego, we suddenly spotted some "mountains" off in the distance that appeared to have a strange yellow coloration. The closer we got, the stranger they looked. Eventually we realized they weren't mountains but rather huge...More

1  Thank Anthony R
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
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December 19, 2017|
Response from lindaleew2017 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Ranger station off of Gecko Rd with parking and pit toilets. Unless you're spending the night camping you'll need a pass. There at the Ranger station they have maps of the area too. One of the most spectacular... More
Kelly B
March 30, 2017|
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Response from dlx1962 | Reviewed this property |
Best time to visit the Dunes is Nov to Feb considering the weather and the activities there.