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The Kelso Dunes directions on the website is accurate and easy to find. There is a nice bathroom (large fancy port a potty - but permanent) at the beginning of the trailhead.
It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the edge of the dunes....More
After reading about this on TripAdvisor, we decided to make this a stopping point on the way through the Mojave National preserve. The sun was out and we could not have had a more beautiful day. Fortunately, we took the advice we read seriously and...More
We stopped at Kelso Dunes while taking a scenic driving tour through Mojave National Preserve. The 600' dunes are visible from Kelbaker Road (paved two-lane highway) but to get closer, one must turn off onto unpaved Kelso Dunes Road (about 7.8 miles south of Kelso)....More
I have never climbed or hiked in sand dunes before, so this was a very unique experience for my husband and I. We arrived around 3pm and stayed until the sun went down around 6:15. The setting sun hitting the sand dunes is photographically stunning!...More
The Kelso Dunes are just off of KelBaker road not far from Kelso Depot. The dunes are interesting to see and walk on but drive to the Depot Visitor Center to get more information and see a fantastic old train depot museum/visitor center. This is...More
It has been a few years since I have done this hike. It is a lot more strenuous than it looks. Think of it this way, walking up and down hill on a loose sandy beach for a mile or so then climbing up that...More
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You need to plan for at LEAST two hours if you're travelling with kids, who may need extra time climbing, especially in the heat. There is only 1 bathroom at the start of the trailhead, so little ones with small bladders may... More
You need to plan for at LEAST two hours if you're travelling with kids, who may need extra time climbing, especially in the heat. There is only 1 bathroom at the start of the trailhead, so little ones with small bladders may spell trouble. There's just not a great view from the bottom, so stopping in, especially with the dunes being so far out there, just isn't worth it. It's better as a side trip from Joshua Tree and the drive to it from this end is gorgeous.