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This is absolutely breath taking. Don’t go at the hottest point of the day or you’ll burn out quickly, it’s a lot harder to walk in the sand than it looks. Keep going past where all of the people are and it will quickly turn silent with almost no footprints. This quickly becomes otherworldly.

very nice trail

Fun hike and great photo opportunities especially during sunset! Difficulty varies depending on how steep the dunes are. Saw a few folks bring a sled or snowboard to go down the dunes. Looked like they had a blast riding down the dunes

walking
9 days ago

Pay at the parking lot. Dirt road driving in but regular car ok. Dogs allowed in on leash. No muzzle needed. Dogs are allowed here and Navy Beach on this dude. Technically they can step in the water but I wouldn't recommend it as they might drink the water which is hella salty. Beautiful formations. Nice stroll out to the formations. Lots of sea bugs.

Gorgeous hike! Pretty easy. The back area is no longer flooded. Just had to cross one little stream. We even saw a couple of dear.

hiking
26 days ago

A really nice hike through a narrow canyon that soon widens only to narrow down again. It's in these narrows that rock slides block the trail and you need to scramble over them. The scramble is not difficult and is actually good fun, just don't expect flat terrain all the way.
Beginning of June, the temperatures easily got over 110, so be sure to carry plenty of water with you if you're planning to hike further into the canyon. On the bright side, in the heat, we had the canyon to ourselves.

scenic driving
26 days ago

Not really an off-road drive at all - in fact, the whole drive is on a narrow, paved one-way road. There is a couple of places to stop and walk around a little bit, which I would definitely recommend. Even if you just want to drive though, you will get some nice views of cool rock formations. Convenient especially in summer when it's too hot to spend too much time outdoors.

hiking
26 days ago

Not much of a hike or even a walk from the parking lot but the view of the badlands is simply beautiful, especially at sunset and, I imagine, sunrise.

hiking
26 days ago

A great view that is definitely worth the drive up here. You can chose how far you want to hike and in what direction, or if you're feeling lazy, you don't need to hike anywhere at all and just enjoy the view from the parking lot. Either way, this is a great spot to start your visit of Death Valley if you are coming from the Death Valley Junction. Also, unlike the valley floor, the temperatures are almost bearable up here.

1 month ago

Memorable colors, fairly crowded

GORGEOUS hike! Awesome bridge over the inlet to the lake and the most stunning views, though there was a small stream we crossed via downed logs (easy). Could have just waded through as the current wasn’t very strong and it was shallow, but didn’t want to get our socks wet! Very comfortable hike, only started sweating in the last half mile as the sun came out. Otherwise very well shaded. Definitely recommend to people of all abilities

1 month ago

Not a hike really, but interesting views

Bring a pair of shades and a bandana or something to cover up your head and face in case you’re caught in a sand storm while in sand dunes. Otherwise you’ll be finding sand for weeks not only in all your clothing but parts of your body that you would never suspect could hold any sand

Fun hike to do with your family. Lots of families around the loop fishing and hanging out. Didn’t bring my dog but saw lots of dogs hanging out off leash.

lots of fishing around the lake. very nice views, rolling trail around the lake

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty straight forward hike down towards the water's edge to look at the tufa towers. Flies are everywhere, but they stay low and don't bother people. If you are going to make one quick stop at Mono Lake, this is probably it.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this for the early morning Sun. Blue light was amazing!

June 7, bridge at the back of the lake is out. Looks like a tree fell across it. you can still make it if you don't mind getting your feet wet.

Beautiful lake. The flooded area with aspens at the far side of the lake actually felt kind of magical to wade through on a sunny day. Easy walk with big scenery, would come back for sure.

Nice easy walk around convict lake. There was some flooded areas and crossing logs and rocks from high water inflow into the lake.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Really pretty rock formations. Get out and hike otherwise you'll miss so much.

Pretty views, though it seems to be busy on the w/e. Bridge zing the creek (SW end of the lake) is out, so you will get wet feet. Keep an eye out for golden eagles.

It is a nice short walk to see tufa and mono lake. very unique. even it is very short, but if you want to be there for a while and take pics, do not forget bring water.

Did this nice walk around the lake yesterday (5/24/18) overall it is def an easy hike with absolutely gorgeous views. Currently on the west side with all the streams, the path is submerged due to high runoff and you have to cross via downed logs. If that’s not your thing, a simple turning back the way you came from would be in order, but it was kinda adventurous!

Great trail with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. The trail was very nice and thare wer pepole fishing the lake. The trail was nice and easy to follow.

Super easy hike, even for a family with kids. Such beauty everywhere you look. Must do, if in the Convict Lake area. It took a lot longer than needed, only because I was taking it all in.

Beautiful hike around convict lake. Easy and well maintained trail.

Easiness depends on what you climb. We climbed one of the bigger dunes in the back and we were huffing and puffing. Such an awesome experience though. We saw a coyote den in one of the valleys between the dunes. It was pretty neat. Even nicer when there’s no foot prints on the dunes.

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Worth the small hike. Such a cool formation.

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Not totally sure I made it to the end but we climbed the mountain near the end of the Canyon. Slippery with the lose gravel be careful! One of our group members slid down and ended up with some nasty cuts. Overall nice hike though. Lots of lizards!

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