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Address: Central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA
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do the hike up the dunes before sunrise to enjoy a magnificent experience. Watch the sun come up and paint the dunes, enjoy the peace and quiet and surround yourself in nature.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Orange County, California

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even if you do not leave the parking lot you can enjoy the view of the sand dunes. If you want a little more adventure, walk out to the dunes and get some exercise as you walk up a ridge line of a sand dune. Don't skip the nearby Mosaic Canyon!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

do the hike up the dunes before sunrise to enjoy a magnificent experience. Watch the sun come up and paint the dunes, enjoy the peace and quiet and surround yourself in nature.

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Thank J M
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In a hot day the sand is really hot... almost burning your feet. But anyhow it's really beautiful place and definitely worth a detour. It wasn't that crowded in late April.

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Belmont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mesquite dunes are naturally beautiful place in Death Valley and a refreshing change of venue from the expanses of rocks and hardened desert floor. We enjoyed walking out on them and seeing tiny animal tracks in the sand, animal burrows and various kinds of desert vegetation. It's a good stop to combine with Stovepipe Wells and Marble Canyon which... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunrise or sunset, the dunes envelope you into a world of quiet, while inviting you to take off your shoes and walk barefoot feeling the smooth sensations as the sun warms you. Always changing by the winds a visit to the dunes is new each time , with soft curves, broad ridges and beckoning peaks enticing you walk further into... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These dunes are very nice in that they are localized in a smaller area by a couple of mountain features. the view out at a distance, even the road, is probably the best part. Walking on the dunes is nice, and you can see various vegetation and potential wildlife habitats, but the foot traffic is so heavy that the ripple... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't spend a lot of time here - there were about two dozen cars and dozens of people climbing around the dunes already at the break of day. Cool to see but not as big as the Lake Michigan dunes. Unusual in the midst of all the rock formations

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Long Beach, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to the main road, easily excessible for all. The dunes stretch out for ever it seems. Not so easy to walk out to each of the many dunes naturally formed there.the sand color is very rich too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there last weekend and it was a cloudy, kind of rainy day, so SOME of the sun peeked through (in cool looking rays) - I imagine that mountains facing the sunset light up on a non-cloudy day. We didn't hike up to the highest point - you don't need to go too far in to get the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for sunset or sunrise - very beautiful on the mountain backdrop. If sand not too hot, take your shoes off. Very fine sand. Good energetic fun - go as far as you want and jump off he dunes. Empty your shoes before leaving! Restrooms in the car park. Not wheelchair friendly activity.

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