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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park

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  • Sunrise . . Get to the trail head 1 hour before sunrise . . Easy walk out to the sand dunes with your head lamp. Go a little east-to your right . .those Dunes will not have any footprints . . Much bet...  more »
  • This is a good place to stop if you are heading into the park from the North West... Not from Las Vegas. We stopped on our way to check in to the Furnace Creek Inn and did not go back again that way u...  more »
  • No one would be able to tell the diff if you were in Sahara or just mesquite sand dunes from your photos. Gorgeous views. Unfortunately our camera fell in the sand here and fine sand got into the lens...  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.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely incredible views . One of the top 5 in the Valley. Was there after all the rain Presidents Day weekend and it made them easier to walk and erased all the old footprints. So beautiful
  • The best part of this place is to see the stars at night. However, it's totally dark here and it's super easy to get lost in the sand dunes. Make sure you bring a campus and explore the path prior to your star-seeing. We made this mistake and realized that there's no way we could make in and out of the place without prior knowledge and experience. Make sure bring a blanket since it's very cold here. We saw wonderful starts filled the sky in the parking lot. Just feel strange though.
  • Loved the dunes!! Get there early before the crowds come to enjoy the sand and silence. Walk out on the tall dunes it's worth it