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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 2 days 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

Thank edwin_f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few places that i liked in Death Valley. These are some serious dunes and they are vast. It's usually windy and you can get sand in your clothes and hair. But a good place to check out a saharan style landscape.

Thank Jubin E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do when you are nearby and exploring the Death Valley. It is amazing to walk it (be careful, very hot!!) and to see the structure and composition. One of our favourite places in the Valley!

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never miss the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes on our annual trip to Death Valley National Park. The dunes are right off the road near Stovepipe Wells. If you are staying in Furnace Creek, it is a bit of a drive, but worth it. Great...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you plan any trip to Death Valley call the ranger's office and see what roads may me down due to flash floods and what areas are open. Also, make sure your car is in excellent condition and bring water, a lot of it. If...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked in the parking lot and then did a short walk out to the see the sand dunes. The sand dunes are on the smaller size.

Thank mini
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Car park is immediately off the main road just before/after Stovepipe Wells. Easy to get out and climb the dunes for a great look across the desert (highest dune is apparently 2 miles in, but no real need to go far). To line up an...More

Thank theoriginalchrz
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fairly interesting place to stop off at and explore. Good views of the mountains as well. The sand surface temperature is very high so decent shoes are required. I am sure we saw sidewinder tracks.

1  Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

These three small dunes are in the middle of death Valley. Make sure you have a full tank of gas and a minimum of 1 gallon of water. It is very hot and desolate. The sand will literally burn your feet like hot bacon grease....More

Thank Celia R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a great place to visit. Make sure you have good shoes on. I was wearing sandals and the sand was searing my feet. Stopping here is a must! The overall park is fantastic to visit!

Thank Kenang34
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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.