• Big Dune - Amargosa Valley, Nevada

      Photo by Osie Turner
      Also known as the Amargosa Dunes, these towering 300-500 foot sand dunes can be seen from the U.S. 95. They are accessible from a dirt road directly off of the freeway or from the Valley View Boulevard on the south end of Amargosa Valley. Big Dune is a "booming dune" (sand dunes that emit a low acoustic sound when walked on). It is also home to the Big Dune Beetle, a threatened species of beetle unique to the area.

      If you go:
      The dirt road to the dunes is rough and very bumpy, 4-wheel drive is not necessary but higher clearance vehicles are best. This is a very popular place for ATV enthusiasts. There are plenty of spots for camping, but there are no restrooms or any amenities so be sure to pack food and plenty of water.


      North Valley View Boulevard
      Amargosa Valley, Nevada 89020 USA