Death Valley Sand Dunes, Like Being in the African Sahara! (GALLERY)

There are some pretty massive sand dunes in the middle of Death Valley National Park in California. You don’t have to go to the African Sahara to experience these! They are right in the middle of Death Valley National Park, near the Mesquite parking lot. A short walk from the parking lot leads to these sand dunes – they couldn’t be any more convenient to access!.

The only downside is there aren’t any camels to ride on here. The untouched dunes are bit further out where less people venture out. It takes a bit effort to walk all the way to them in the sand, but its worth it. If you don’t like sand all over your clothes, don’t worry, you can enjoy the views right from the parking lot. Regardless, it is a beautiful landscape especially at sunrise or sunset when the temperature is a bit mild. The pictures speak for themselves.

Death Valley Sand Dunes in Pictures

Beautiful sunset among sand dunes in death valley
Beautiful sunset among sand dunes in death valley
Sunset in mesquite sand dunes in death valley national park
Sunset in mesquite sand dunes lights up the sand in golden orange hues
Sunset in mesquite sand dunes in death valley national park
Sunset in mesquite sand dunes
Golden hour casts an orange hue on sand dunes in death valley
Golden hour creates amazing colors in the sand
Enjoying a peaceful moment on a sand dune. The temperature at this time of day in summer is perfect as it cools down to mid 70's (from over 100 Fahrenheit during the day)
Enjoying a peaceful moment on a sand dune. The temperature at this time of day in summer is perfect as it cools down to mid 70’s (from over 100 Fahrenheit during the day)
More sand dunes and dry land in death valley
More sand dunes and exposed dry land in death valley
Walking on untouched sand dunes late evening. You have to walk quite far to find dunes that don't have foot steps by evening.
Walking on untouched sand dunes late evening. You have to walk quite far to find dunes that don’t have foot steps by evening.
Exposed dry land in Mesquite Sand Dunes
Exposed dry land in Mesquite Sand Dunes

Are you planning a road trip to Death Valley? Check out our post on the top things to do in Death Valley to help plan your trip. Do lets us know in comments below what is the thing you are most excited about in Death Valley! We would love to hear from you.

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Shirish & Olya

Originally from different parts of the world, Shirish & Olya are a married couple based in San Francisco who share a passion for travel, outdoors and landscape photography. In summer of 2019, they hit the road in an RV visiting 19 national parks in US and Canada covering over 10K miles. This trip inspired them to create Outdoorsome, that they built on the road, as a way to help others discover new places around the world.

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