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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

DEATH VALLEY, CA 92328, USA

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About Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mountain-fringed sand dunes reaching 100 ft. A prime spot for sand-boarding.


Attractions Near Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mosaic Canyon Trail
Mosaic Canyon Trail5.54km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mosaic Canyon is a 4 mile hike in Death Valley with short sections of rock scrambling.The trailhead begins at the end of Mosaic Canyon Road, a 2.3 mile dirt road that begins just across the street from Stovepipe Wells Campground. The road is usually passable for most passenger cars, but you may want to check with the rangers if there’s been rain recently. Although there are some nice, shady sections of the trail here.

Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail11.31km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

This short hike along Salt Creek takes hikers through one of the more unique areas of Death Valley National Park. With the surprising presence of water in the midst of the salt flats, this area looks positively lush compared to the rest of the basin.This is a very popular area for hiking, walking, and other nature trips, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park12.57km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park, the hottest and driest national park in the United States, located in Death Valley, largely in southwestern California, though a small portion extends into Nevada’s Bullfrog Hills. The park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment including creosote bush, Joshua tree, bighorn sheep, coyote, and the endangered Death Valley pupfish, a survivor from much wetter times.

Keane Wonder Mine
Keane Wonder Mine20.4km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The Keane Wonder Mine and mill is an abandoned mining facility located within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California. It is located in the Funeral Mountains east of Death Valley and Furnace Creek, California. It was among the most successful gold mines in the valley and followed the course of a rich vein of ore. The miners attempted to remove as much of the ore as possible, and as a result dug out large areas, with only a few pillars to keep the mine from collapsing.

Harmony Borax Works
Harmony Borax Works26.02km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

An abandoned borax mine. They became famous through the use of large twenty-mule teams and double wagons which hauled borax through the long overland route to the closest railroad in Mojave, California.

Aguereberry Point
Aguereberry Point29.21km from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Aguereberry Point is a 6,300 foot peak, similar to Dantes View on the far side, 20 miles away in a direct line but 77 miles by road. Because of its westerly setting, this place is one of the best locations to photograph the valley in afternoon and around sunset. The promontory is actually 1,000 feet higher than the more famous Dante’s View vista point and provides a stunning 360 degree view of Death Valley.

Where is Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Discover More Attractions in Inyo County, Where Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Is Located

Inyo County
Inyo County
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Almost one-half of Inyo Country is within Death Valley National Park. With a population density of 1.8 people per square mile, it also has the second-lowest population density in California, after Alpine County.

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