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Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park: 44 reviews and 85 photos

  Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
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  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
      Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
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  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
      Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
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  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
      Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
    by Basaic
  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
      Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
    by Basaic
  • Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
      Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
    by Basaic
 

Although there is a lot of sand in Death Valley, it is evenly distributed throughout the valley. In a few places the terrain causes the sand to be dropped to the ground all at one time. There are a total of five areas with sand dunes in Death Valley National Park. The easiest area to access is the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. The dunes here were formed when the winds were slowed significantly by the narrowing of the valley and the height of Tucki Mountain. These weakened winds then deposit the Quartz sand scoured from the mountains all at once to form these dunes. Because the winds are never very strong, the dunes remain in the same place with just some minor resculpturing.

Address: P.O. Box 579, Death Valley, California 92328
Phone: (760) 786-3200
Website: http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

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  • Written Feb 16, 2010
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