What? : The most visible and popular sand dunes in Death Valley National Park are the Mesquite Flat Dunes. Endless dunes are available to you to explore, you can walk few hundred feet or hike for miles, this is one mile hike from the parking to the 100f tall dune. The best time to visit here is at sunset, dark night for stargazing, and at sunrise.
Where? : The main parking lot is located on highway 190, 2.1 miles east of Stovepipe Wells (gas station) or 22.7 miles west of Furnace Creek Visitor Center. For less crowded visit you can park your car on the roadside 2.3 miles south of the “official parking lot”, from here you will explore the east section of the dunes.
When? : The recommended time to visit here is late fall, winter and early spring, summer is just too hot.
This will help you plan your road trip to this area and your Death Valley visit:
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