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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  • Came here for sunset - it's right by Stovepipe Wells. It is so cool to look at the sand dunes from his prospective. Some people were walking far in towards the sand dunes- the height is misleading unt...  more »
  • What hasn’t been said already? This is an incredible place. Along with the other epic viewpoints in Death Valley, you’ll feel like you’re in a spaghetti western. Photographers will have too much fun w...  more »
  • Yes, there are certainly large sand dunes, but the sandy landscape has almost a calm character - anything rugged, nothing salty, only fine sand. Here you can dangle a little soul and if any nice round off the day. Determined not a "must see" now, but too good, just to pass.
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  • Beautiful place from Betty drive through 190 pass through the Death Valley. Be aware not drive during the night time. If you want to stay for the sunset please book a room inside the valley. The valley turn totally dark at 5:00, you can’t see any sun light or moon light. We drove carefully with headlights only to pass through. No cell phone or GPS signal, so please get a map
  • Incredible sand dunes surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains in every direction. Good place to do some solo hikes or even bring the family. Make sure to pack plenty of water and bring EXTRA if you're planning on walking out to the highest dunes, as they are a little over a mile from the parking but you'll have to cross several moderate to strenuous dunes to get to them. Completely worth it and will be back.
  • Death Valley National Park is one of the most prettiest national parks I have ever visited. I was at the sand dunes about two weeks ago and my jaw dropped when I viewed then as the sun was rising. If you dare walk out on the dunes make sure you have plenty of water and maybe some extra socks. The same is very fine and seems to get everywhere inside your shoes.
  • Like a giant beach without an ocean, the dunes are an enticing lure (if it isn't broiling hot) for tourists passing through Death Valley, with plenty of room to wander. The dunes main parking lot offers restrooms, and signage helps visitors understand the geographic dynamics at work. Can be buggy, though.
  • If you are discreet enough you will be able to see some little lizards walking around! You can spot them by following their singular footprints. The scene with R2D2 rolling in the sand in Star Wars IV was shot here!

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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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