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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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  • We were looking forward to rather high and impressive dunes. It is unfortunately not so really. You are already beautiful, but big and impressive in any case. Since we had to drive through there but anyway, it was a fast stop value.
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  • Great place to stroll around at sunset and see the massive dunes and take some great pictures. Also nice at sunrise too. 
  • A tremendous heat even in October, but interesting landscape. The less famous of the other attractions of the Park, but if you have the time drop by
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  • This is the most accessible sand dunes in Death Valley and is very visible from the main road. Don't be deceived by how small the sand dunes appear from the parking lot! They are quite large and do require some footwork to get to, but it is worth it! It is especially worth it during the sunset, when the sand dunes glow golden.
  • Don't be fooled by the "Flat" in the name, it's all ups and downs. This is an incredible location in Death Valley. Get there early before sunrise to avoid crowds and make sure you make the hike up to the immense Star Dune. A lot of the areas that are close to the parking lot will be trampled up, but as you keep going deeper in, you will start seeing beautiful windswept patterns. My advice is to stick to the tops of the ridges as much as possible and enjoy the ever changing display of light and shadow. Be on the lookout for parallel lines in the sand because there are sidewinder rattlesnakes in there and they hide under the sand waiting for prey.
  • Experience the most incredible sunrise by driving to the sand dunes before dawn. As the sun rises, the mountains glow orange, and the patterns in the sand create an amazing interplay of light and shadow. Parking is relatively easy, but give yourself enough time to walk through the sand to the crest of a tall dune before daybreak (it's about a mile or more of walking each way). Also keep your eye out for footprints in the sand from all of the animals who were active on the dunes overnight.
  • This place is absolutely beautiful, if you go, the best time to visit in before sunrise, it isn't hot, and the view is beautiful. You may get tired from walking on the sand, but it is worth it!
  • I would recommend all to vist this place when it isnt windy. The dunes are amazing to try sand boarding too. Great place to take photos. My favorite is to have people dress in white. With a light wind and if some long cape or dress would look amazing.
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