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North Algodones Dunes Wilderness Area

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IMPOSING AND PICTURESQUE

In a corner of the Colorado Desert filled with beautiful, quirky landscapes, the Algodones Dunes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chris k
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Palm Springs, California
That's a lot of sand!

We were driving from Phoenix to San Diego and specifically altered our route to pass through the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
54Nancy54
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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3 weeks ago
“IMPOSING AND PICTURESQUE”
15 Mar 2016
“That's a lot of sand!”
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The dunes are the site of a very unusual parasitic plant called "sand food."
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Ted Kipf Road, Glamis, CA 92227
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a corner of the Colorado Desert filled with beautiful, quirky landscapes, the Algodones Dunes really stands out. The entire dune system, which runs for about 45 miles between Calipatria and the International Border, is the largest in the United States. Much of it is...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were driving from Phoenix to San Diego and specifically altered our route to pass through the dunes. It looks as if Lawrence of Arabia could have been filmed here, impressive dunes with lots of dune buggies enthusiasts taking advantage of them. It's a relatively...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

These are the largest dunes open to recreational use in California. Northwest of Yuma, and east of Calipatria, with dimensions of 45 miles (NW to SE) by 6 miles (SW to NE). California Highway 78 is a dividing line through these dunes. North of 78,...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2014

They are sand dune. Interesting if you have not ever experienced sand dunes before. The area on the left side of the road allows recreational activity (dune buggies, etc.), while the left side is a protected area. It is interesting to see the effect of...More

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