Kelso Dunes

The Deserts

Rising to 700ft, these beautiful dunes are the country’s third-tallest sand dunes. Under the right conditions they emanate low humming sounds that are caused by shifting sands. Running downhill sometimes jump-starts the effect. The trailhead to the dunes is about 3 miles on a graded dirt road west of Kelbaker Rd, 7 miles south of the Kelso Depot Visitor Center.

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