Last Updated on March 29, 2022

There are many spots for sandboarding in California’s Mojave desert as well as on Southern California’s beach dunes. If you want to find the best sand surfing rides head to Death Valley National Park, America’s second largest national park, where you can find many incredible different types of dunes. Sandboarding, sand sledding and sand skiing are allowed on the so-called Mesquite Dunes, away from vegetated areas, and on the Saline Valley Dunes, at the foot of Inyo Mountains in Saline Valley.

Sandboarding in Death Valley: Mesquite Dunes and Salt Valley Dunes

Sandboarding at Mesquite Flat Dunes

The Mesquite Flat Dunes come in three different shapes (crescent, linear, and star-shaped) and cover a vast area. They are suitable for sandboarding, although not very steep (as the name “flat dunes” suggests), the highest dune rises only about 100 feet from the ground.

Rental

There is no sandboard rental at the park so you will have to bring your own equipment. You can buy a sandboard or sand sled online, and you may also need some sandboard wax to make your ride smoother. Keep in mind that off-roading is not allowed on the dunes, expect to walk about a mile from the parking lot to the dunes.


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Sandboarding at Saline Valley Dunes

Low and sweeping, the Saline Valley sand dunes grace the salt lake near the center of the Saline Valley at the foot of the thundering Inyo Mountains. Because of their remote location, these dunes go unnoticed by most visitors of the park. They cover a very large area where sandboarding is allowed.


Read also: Sandboarding in California – Mojave Desert


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