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The Mesmerizing Sand Dunes Hiding In Southern California That Are Positively Surreal

Sure, Southern California has tons of sandy beaches, but here’s some sand without ocean that’s every bit as compelling. Check it out!

To get to the Kelso Dunes Trailhead, head east on I-40 from Barstow. Exit on Kelbaker Road, then turn onto Kelso-Dunes Road to the parking lot.

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Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.