Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes is located in Death Valley National Park. With our world travel planner, Death Valley National Park attractions like Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • If you've ever wanted to see big heaps of sand like you see on the films, then this is the place to go. Really enjoyed it...  more »
  • We expected to see dunes over large distances in the background of superb mountains, actually there is not a lot of dune and the mountains are fairly remote with a not good light for photos. Hoped as in the n sahara desert effect"is not in death valley, go visit tens of canyons rather.
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  • I enjoyed hiking out a distance into the dunes. A different setting then any other in Death Valley and interesting history behind it's formation. Definitely worth the visit.  more »
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  • Probably the most scenic part of Death Valley or at least the part that most looks like the picturesque ideal of a desert. The sand dunes here are huge and make for a fun hike or at least running up and down a few. Don’t get too far away from the parking lot though as it’s easy to get turned around. The sand is super fine so even when it gets into your shoes it isn’t that irritating. Perhaps it looks more like what you’d expect in the Sahara than California, but it’s amazing how quickly the landscape changes in the valley.
  • Amazing natural beauty. Death valley always amazes me with so many places to see. Sand dunes are beautiful and just next to parking lot so very comfortable if you with kids. They have 2 toilets in parking lot. Please note it can get super hot so be careful with kids
  • Sand dunes out of nowhere. It is a nice stop in death valley. Careful, your can barely walk bare foot in the sand when it is sunny.
  • One of my favorite places in death valley. Don't be fooled by the small dunes that you see from the parking lot. You must hike farther and make sure to carry water.
  • Surreal landscape. We visited in November a few days before Thanksgiving and there were hardly any people around. Was tough to walk on the soft sand but a very interesting experience - something I've only experienced in UAE before. Surrounded by valleys, not a person in sight - place is beautiful if you go early in the morning.

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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. With its upscale lodging, the Furnace Creek Inn stands as an exception. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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