The Big Dune of Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, located in Owyhee County, Idaho, is an impressive sight. This large dune is 400 feet high and is the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America. Created by the wind and sand movement over thousands of years, this incredible geological feature is a testament to the power of nature. Learn about this stunning sand dune, its natural features, and its important historic significance. And, enjoy my picture!
Photo of the Big Dune – Explore the Majestic Big Dune at Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, Idaho
The Big Dune is located in the southern part of Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, which spans more than 4,800 acres. This area was once a shallow sea bed that filled with sand from deposits from nearby river systems.
Over time, the wind shaped this sand into some of the highest dunes in North America. The Big Dune stands out among them because of its sheer height; if you’re brave enough to climb it, you can see an incredible view that stretches for miles and miles.
As we walked along side the big dune, Jean & I couldn’t wait to create this majestic landscape image for our photography collection.
Even Dry Supports Life
The area around Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park is quite arid, but it supports plenty of wildlife such as rattlesnakes, coyotes, owls and birds.
Many visitors come to hike around the park or climb up the Big Dune; some even camp on its slopes or attend special events at its base such as traditional Native American dances held by local tribes.
Those who visit this breathtaking area will never forget its beauty and power – a reminder that nature has created something truly remarkable here in Idaho.
The photo of the Big Dune at Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park is available for purchase as a framed print, canvas and other options at the Pixels gallery.