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Death Valley Geology : Sand Dunes

Ibex Dunes

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Visitors to Saratoga Springs may notice these dunes, but they are shielded from paved roads by rocky desert hills. Hike about one mile from the Saratoga Springs Road for access. An old talc mine at the base of the Saddle Peak Hills overlooks the dunes from the east. The Mojave fringe-toed lizard lives on these dunes.

Ibex Dunes are located near Saratoga Spring in the southeast corner of Death Valley National Park and are accessible by the unpaved Henry Wade Road. The dunes have formed at the southern end of part of the dry Amargosa River Valley. Prevailing winds moving southeast through the valley cause sand to accumulate along the windward side of the Ibex Hills.


source: National Park Service

Ibex Dunes Geology Field Trip

History of Ibex Springs

Mojave fringe-toed lizard
Mojave fringe-toed lizard



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