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“A chance to walk on sand dunes in a real desert”

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Close to the car park and air conditioning of the car so no danger of the fierce heat in this area. Makes you realise how short a time you would survive out in the wastelands of Death Valley.

Thank grahamd00dy
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way thru death valley and really enjoyed it. Wish we had more time to explore.

Thank 449mathewb
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

...and hope the wind isn't blowing. Although you can see the dunes from the parking lot, it is a long walk (about 1 mile each way) to really get into the dunes. Best to be there when the sun is low so the shadows on the dunes stand out - makes for some great photography although finding a shot without people in it can be difficult. The day we were there, the wind was blowing like crazy so it made photography risky to one's equipment.

Thank NV_Travelers_77
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a quite interesting spot for sand hikers or mini explorers. Early mornings are an amazing time when the air is still cool, and the sun lights up the dunes like an otherworld expanse. Hike out as far as you want. The sand is sometimes a challenge as is the fun of sliding down the dunes when you start to get exhausted.
This is often a nice place to just take a break after a morning hike for some coffee or to go over to Stovepipe Wells for a bigger snack.
The Park Service used to run evening dune hikes when the moon is full as the whole place lights up in a magical way. The sand feels amazing when you're dancing around barefoot, but, please be aware, this is when the sidewinders come out to hunt for their prey.
Just beware. This is a pretty cool place. Even when it's hot.

Thank Kate F
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Mesquite Flats and the nearby dunes were well worth a stop and short walk out onto the dunes. Be sure to pack some water and if possible an early morning or late evening visit would be best.

Thank BRDman7
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