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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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  • Very interesting spot to walk on sand dunes. The trail isn’t marked if you want to venture out but it’s fairly easy to find your way. If you walk in a straight line you actually walk to the end of... 
    Very interesting spot to walk on sand dunes. The trail isn’t marked if you want to venture out but it’s fairly easy to find your way. If you walk in a straight line you actually walk to the end of...  more »
  • We found these sand dunes so breathtaking in amongst all the other fantastic scenery. Easy drive out there and good parking. 
    We found these sand dunes so breathtaking in amongst all the other fantastic scenery. Easy drive out there and good parking.  more »
  • We stayed at Stovepipe Wells as we traveled through Death Valley. The Mesquite Sand Dunes were less than 5 minutes away so we had to stop. The dunes are mammoth and my kids had fun running through... 
    We stayed at Stovepipe Wells as we traveled through Death Valley. The Mesquite Sand Dunes were less than 5 minutes away so we had to stop. The dunes are mammoth and my kids had fun running through...  more »
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  • Nice easy access sand dune. Much easier to climb then Kelsi Dunes. I think sunset is the best at this location with all the shadows band contrasts. However, if going for a sunset, leave early as the parking lot gets full and several people are already claiming spots atop dunes to view the sunset.
  • The sand dunes are a far out, no service, wide open adventure. It has plenty of parking, no end to the views, tons of great photo ops, and beautifully fresh, clean air. Nighttime offers some of the absolute best views of the relaxing night sky, but daytime is where the excitement is! Have plenty of water and NEVER leave the road/trail-it is called Death Valley for a reason! I've seen people go down (down the hills and down on their face) using skim boards, boogie boards, surf boards, trash bags, snow sleds, skis-just anything and everything they can think of! It's a fun spot to take the family and watch everyone else having fun while I relax under my umbrella (there is NO shade).
  • Very fun place for kids and adults to explore 4 different varieties of sand dunes all in close proximity. Would recommend coming an hour or two before sunset, exploring/playing on the dunes and then watching sunset there. Also one of the best places in the park to star gaze about an hour and a half after sunset. On a clear night, you can see milkyway!
  • An awesome place to visit but come prepared and know what you're getting into. Bring plenty of water...bring sunscreen...bring new socks for when you're done walking in the sand. You will have sand in your shoes - just accept that. And don't limit yourself to the first 100 feet of dunes - get out there and explore it!
  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes was a fun part of Death Valley National Park. Of course I had to climb to up the tallest sand dune which was really far from the parking lot! Really pretty to just get away.

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