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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 1 week ago

It was 127 degrees when we were here. I wish we could have stayed longer as it is beautiful. We had stills from Star Wars with us to try and figure out where R2-D2 traveled, and we came pretty close. Magnificent views, but in the...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesquite dunes are really great and stunning both from afar and up-close! With the time of the day, the dunes mood changes. Remember this is a very hot place, so if you are planning to hike into the dunes, bring water. I think you can...More

Thank AritraDG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite family photo from Death Valley National Park was taken among the dunes. Everything about the giant sand piles scream "DESERT" and make you feel so small. A great experience, even if you don't hike far from the parking lot.

1  Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot is easily accessible with car as the parking lot is right next to the road to Lonepine and from there you can walk around the dunes. A mesmerizing location in sunset. Highly recommended.

Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mesquite sand dunes are stunning from afar and awe-inspiring up close! The mood of the dunes changes with the sun and clouds floating overhead. The area is HOT... bring plenty of water if you are hiking out onto the dunes. If you plan to hike...More

Thank Kelley46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good view of the dunes - if somewhat distant from our room at the stovepipe wells motel. We arrived late so just caught the spectacular sunset as we arrived, up the next morning we explored further, fascinating tracks from wildlife overnight and...More

1  Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are thousands of fossils to look at. There are blue green algae, desert coral flowers, and Gypsym fossils to notice when making your way to the sand from the parkinglot. The car temp was 123 Fahrenheit, the sand was hotter. Take water. The views...More

Thank Elle D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty amazing! We stopped to check out the area and were amazed. There was a park ranger who explained to us that a lot of people tend to think they can hike into the dunes but don't really know their limits and end up needing...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really felt like you were in a little part of the sahara or something. Liked it a lot. Not very big and not much to do there other than look out at the dunes. Was too hot to go out there. But thought it was...More

Thank LaLiga16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These dunes are truly spectacular in the morning or evening light. You can also walk directly out onto the dunes which is really unique. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank flaggster
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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.