As you travel north on Kelbaker Rd. you can't help but notice the Kelso Dunes to the left. They loom in the distance like something out of the Sahara Desert, of Lawrence of Arabia! My understanding is that they have been formed over thousands of years by the wind funneling between the Providence and New York Mountains. They are an amazing sight. The road leading to the dunes is a rough ride and takes a bit of time, climbing the dunes is worth the effort. It may not suit anyone with a fear of heights, the tops ten to be narrow, less then two feet. I loved it! The view is spectacular and the accomplishment is rewarding. It is primitive so it is necessary to bring supplies. It is nearly three hours from Palm Springs. From the south Twenty Nine Palms is your real last chance for gas and food, though there are supplies in Amboy!