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Kelso Dunes, Mojave National Preserve

Kelso Dunes, Mojave National Preserve

The graceful, golden Kelso Dunes rise 650 feet/200 metres above the desert floor. Scramble up the slopes and listen closely to hear these dunes 'sing' as cascades of sliding sand sometimes produce an unmistakable moaning sound—one of the world’s only places where this phenomenon occurs. The climb to the top of the dunes, among the tallest in North America, makes for a terrific workout as you take two steps forward and one step back in the soft sands before being rewarded with a sweeping view across the desert.