Death Valley, CA
The Eureka Dunes are located in a remote section of the northern part of Death Valley. In my opinion, they offer the best dune photographic opportunities in the southwest. The dunes run about 3.3 miles long (north to south) and 1 mile (east to west), with the highest point 700 feet above the base—making them the second tallest dunes in the country. This location is very hard to get to, but presents many great curves, texture, abstracts, windstorms, and footprint-free dunes compared to other places in the park.
Both sunset and sunrise offer great opportunities here, and the relative isolation of the Eureka Dunes makes it a very appealing location for creative thought for many photographers.
Eureka Dunes is a good location for 2-3 days of landscape photography. But, before considering shooting here, know this place is way off the grid and there is nothing—and I mean nothing—anywhere around. So make sure you bring plenty of food, water, and shelter, as you will be lucky to see more than a handful of people each day.