Deserts are found in the northern part of Mexico.

There are dune desert locations in Coahuila, Chihuahua, Baja and Sonora. These are popular spots for sandboarding and off-road enthusiasts. Some locations are in the middle of nowhere and all the eye can see is sand, while others are close or next to a beach.

There are also many rocky deserts across all of northern Mexico, like the ones usually found in western movies; with cacti, yuccas and tumbleweeds. Almost all of the northern states will have a desert area, with Baja, Chihuahua, Sonora and Durango as the most popular. Durango was a hot spot for western movie productions during the 50s and 60s and still has many exterior sets and natural locations in use today.

As in all deserts, temperatures are very extreme; during the day, it can reach easily over 40ºC (104ºF) and close to 0ºC (32ºF) by nightfall, depending on the season, so the necessary precautions need to be taken when shooting in these locations. Access to some desert locations is limited and has to be done with all-wheel-drive trucks.

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