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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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 yesterday

Very cool to see the dunes in the middle of the park. Worth a stop an take a quick hike. Hot is an understatement!!

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 4 days ago

The sand is even hotter than many of the surrounding areas, so be careful of your footwear! That said, the varied terrain is utterly fascinating, and there are plenty of photo opportunities here!

Thank tmoore48
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great stop and great place for photos. There are also washrooms (porta potties). Keep your eyes open for some interesting little lizards!

Thank seajaydw
Reviewed 1 week ago

On first sight, the appearance of this dunes looks very weird compared to the rest of death valley. Is very nice to just walk around a bit in the dunes and admire this natural wonder!

Thank TravelFrJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is crazy, huge sand dunes like you see in the Arabian night movies! You don’t have to walk very far from the parking lot to see the dunes. In fact, you can get a good view of the dunes from the road as you...More

Thank spitzy135
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't one of the more spectacular sights in the park, but if you're nearby it's worth visiting. 30-45 minutes is probably enough

Thank J M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed out early to catch the sunrise at Mesquite. It was well worth the early start. The sand and the air were both at a pleasant temperature. The dunes form a fascinating landscape and looked beautiful in the early sunlight. And it's free!

Thank ADM1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was another stopping off point through Death Valley and was like a beach with no sea. Unusual place in the middle of an unusual place

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I see a place that has sand dunes I stop. The dunes are fantastic even though it was a 102 degrees out the day I stopped, that even your cell phone can get hot very very quickly. Great place to take pictures and if...More

1  Thank lcjt01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a piece of Sahara type desert (nothing but sand) which starts to get hot very early 10:00 am. We experienced over 120F in August. Walking on the sliding sand is more difficult and slower than solid ground. The closer part was full of...More

1  Thank edwin_f
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14 June 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.
17 February 2017|
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Response from KS N | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can
27 May 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.