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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to get here before sunrise. The colors and views are spectacular. Wear flip flops or sandals. Too much sand gets into your sneakers.

Thank capatti55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit in the night to see the stars, shooting stars and the Milky Ways. It is about a mile from the Stovepipe Wells; definitely worth a visit.

Thank RanaBoseUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right by the highway, so excellent for a short stop in the heat. Impressive dunes, easy to get away from the tourist crowd by walking only 2 mins.

Thank Mrgoodfellow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, would love to stargaze there. Will hike out a bit further than the treed area if I ever visit outside of July.

Thank RandallJD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so hot when we stopped here. Fun to see the sand dunes but unable to explore them more due to the heat.

Thank vcedell
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.