Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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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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  • One of my favorite places in the park, sand dunes for as far as you can see. The parking lot was full when I went, but we still felt like we could find a place to be alone. A lot of people like to sled down the dunes, it was fun to watch. Lots of great photography moments, especially with a little cloud cover it makes for some dramatic ever shifting shadows. The sand is soft and fun to run through barefoot, just be careful as it can get really really hot. Sometimes it can be windy so be weary of that. Nothing like being on a sand dune when a giant gust of wind comes through.
  • Keep walking... The highest sand dune is actually not that far... And definitely worth the trip. Hike in the early morning to avoid the heat. The sunrise here is awesome!
  • 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
  • This is a great place to explore sand dunes. Your like a kid in a big, big, sandbox. Very kid friendly as well. Don't underestimate the heat. Take plenty of water and explore early just after Sun rise. Awesome place to practice your photographic eye. The lighting and shadows change all the time.Walking in the sand to climb the dunes can be quit exhausting if you are not in great shape.
  • Another unique experience! Our first sand dunes and it' a great experience with the kids as well. We stayed in the hotel near here and early morning before heading to Yosemite, we stopped at the sand dunes. We walked quite far but it was not that easy at all to walk on powdery sand. I was afraid of the rattle snakes as well but we managed to enjoy this place without seeing any of its original inhabitants. It's already hot in the morning and it was April when we came here. SO better bring your water and put on comfy shoes, watch where you're going and be aware of the surroundings. The sand pattern is lovely to see..
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