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Five different dunefields are scattered throughout the park. Here are sample photos of a few.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are located near Stovepipe Wells in central Death Valley.
late afternoon on Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
The best time of day to visit dunes are early morning, late afternoon and under a full moon.
Ripples on Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Patterns on the dunes are made fresh with every wind.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are named for the native trees that grow around the edge of the dunes. Drifting sands bury trees, then expose the weathered wood.
Eureka Dunes and playa
Eureka Dunes are the tallest sand dunes in California, rising nearly 700 feet above the normally dry playa.
Eureka Dunes are home to rare and endangered species of plants and animals.
Hikers must walk three miles across northern Panamint Valley to explore these star-shaped dunes.
Hidden behind the Saddle Peak Hills in southern Death Valley, Ibex Dunes are a scenic gem in the wilderness.