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After miles and miles and miles of the Sonoran Desert, you come upon these sand dunes along route 8... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Monument Visit

I did visit the dunes pretty briefly but I mainly wanted to visit yhe Old Plank Road monument. It... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
El Paso, Texas
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These mountains of sand rise 300 feet above the desert floor.
East out of Brawley about 20 mile, Niland, CA
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

After miles and miles and miles of the Sonoran Desert, you come upon these sand dunes along route 8 and the sight is amazing. I had visited the sand dunes in Death Valley and these are just as stunning. Had to stop and take pictures,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jer b
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I did visit the dunes pretty briefly but I mainly wanted to visit yhe Old Plank Road monument. It was a pretty cool piece of history. Originally saw it on a show on discovery channel, but to see and learn about it in person really...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Most people do not realize there are sand dunes are in California. We have been there a few times with friend and family. The view is majestic. It feels like another world. We were there once at sun set, the colors are fantastic A little...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 294dannyv
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Following a recent trip to Yuma we drove by the sand dunes and had to stop. We wished we had an ATV to properly enjoy the dunes but instead decided to simply hike up one of the hills. My husband and oldest daughter sat on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Best dunes in the US. 150,000 plus peeps on the busy weekends allows for an exciting time of riding or camping. Bring your rigs and enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by these dunes while driving along I-8. They are beautiful from a distance and even more so as you get close. We camped on BLM land a few miles away and went to see the dunes twice. We had a hard time...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank gardener19464
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

These sand dunes are way prettier than the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Even though it was an especially windy day, folks were really enjoying 4-wheeling around on the miles of pristine dunes, and they go on for miles. Just beautiful!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MeMe615
Reviewed 13 February 2018

No amenities other than a few latrines on the railroad road and dumpsters at the entrance for the $35 per weekend fee. However it is the prettiest 40 mile by 5 mile stretch of sand dunes that you will ever see. You can tent camp,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Carolee E
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

You will be mesmerized by the Sand dune's. You can come out time after time with your family and friends to camp at one of the most gorgeous spots of the desert. I have brought my family and friends out here for over 35 years...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lindaleew2017
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Driving through the Sonoran Desert on our way to San Diego, we suddenly spotted some "mountains" off in the distance that appeared to have a strange yellow coloration. The closer we got, the stranger they looked. Eventually we realized they weren't mountains but rather huge...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Anthony R
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13 February 2018|
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Response from davidkO7684YI | Reviewed this property |
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Response from lindaleew2017 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Ranger station off of Gecko Rd with parking and pit toilets. Unless you're spending the night camping you'll need a pass. There at the Ranger station they have maps of the area too. One of the most spectacular... More
Kelly B
30 March 2017|
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Response from dlx1962 | Reviewed this property |
Best time to visit the Dunes is Nov to Feb considering the weather and the activities there.