Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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  • Between the beauty of Death Valley that I most enjoyed ... a show!!! Feeling of immensity, tranquility and peace. the only area where there is a real desert sand. You're just you and nature. The heat rises from the sand and takes the body ... hard to resist for long. The Board of the heart, must see!
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  • This was a great suprise on our visit as I didn't know these were here. Take your time walking out into the dunes, but watch your little ones as there are rattlesnakes. Seriously! The view is awesome!  more »
  • View are amazing here, go for a short hike in the dunes. It can be very very hot here so make sure to bring water!  more »
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  • Amazing dunes; fantastic place to visit in the winter. Beautiful sunsets. Great for sandboarding, sightseeing, and just enjoying Death Valley. Oppressively hot during the summer.
  • This is probably one of my fave spots in the whole park! Go at dusk for a great view of a sunset. It is quiet, the kids had fun playing in the sand and rolling down the dunes. It's a ton of walking and on soft sand, but worth it. Parking is a little tight but it's close to a little 'town' where more parking is available if needed.
  • The sunset and the sunrise were beautiful at the sand dunes. We stayed at Stovepipe Wells Hotel in late June. It was about 110F. The front desk manager suggested us that we should visit the Sand Dunes at sunset and sunrise. The dunes were soft, nice, and clean. We spent about 30 minutes at sunset and one hour at sunrise. The views were beautiful.
  • I have never seen sand dunes and this was the first one. These sand dunes are really amazing and attracts everyone. It’s just besides the highway. I wonder how these formed out of no where :). There is a large number of dunes and it’s up to you how long you wanna walk. It’s hard to walk in sand, so we couldn’t walk long. It’s very hot too, so plan if you can visit it during sunset time ( unless you want to walk over all the dunes). Sunset from here was beautiful. The parking here is limited and has restrooms. Weird thing is I was not able to locate a trash bin out there.
  • Went there 2 weeks ago, amazing place, very quiet and so wonderful at sunrise and sunset - at noon we had 121F so a very quick walk with 2 liters of water each was super! Stayed at Stovepipe wells, very nice hotel in the middle of nowhere
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