Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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  • August 13, 2017
    You see the dunes in death Valley. Very nice would take a hike but it got too hot. If one succeeds to visit it before 9:00 am best.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It seems to be really into the desert as we imagine. Dunes, which change constantly due to weather conditions. Unforgettable scenery although it really hot.
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  • August 10, 2017
    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.  more »
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  • February 18, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    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
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • April 7, 2017
    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.
  • February 22, 2017
    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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