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Huge and white - did sunset tour

Beautiful, als OST like snow - tour guide was very helpful and knowledgable although did not answer... read more

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Jerusalem, Israel
beautiful place

wonderful place to spend the day , the dunes are absolutey amazing , lots of trails , just great... read more

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Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 479-6124
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being from Colorado and already have the Great Sand Dunes this was a nice to see although we did have rain the evening before so the sand coloring was more tan versus white. Good thing about that was was easier to walk in but gorgeous...More

Thank Manuela H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, als OST like snow - tour guide was very helpful and knowledgable although did not answer what he would do if he was invisible for 24 hours. The sledge down the dunes was fun.

Thank bar_kochba
Reviewed 2 days ago

wonderful place to spend the day , the dunes are absolutey amazing , lots of trails , just great place to walk around and enjoy the veiws

Thank twodogsba
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went when it was raining so went back again the next day. Both days were great and very different. Hike the alkali flats trail if you can. It is amazing. Just be sure to take plenty of water. The 1 mile nature trail near...More

Thank Candi S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Driving to this location is absolutely amazing. Once you start driving to the dunes you think you're close to the ocean, but you don't smell the ocean in the air. Then before you know it you see the beautiful view of the dunes. I recommend...More

Thank EODVoodoo13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views, interesting historical facts along the way, and fun sliding down the dunes. Make sure to bring eyewear, water, and perhaps blankets for a nice gathering. Must see place if you’re in the area.

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 6 days ago

You don't have to do the whole 5 mile loop. We walked out about a mile or less, to be able to crest some of the farther dunes, so we could get pictures of dunes without footprints. Really not difficult, and gives such an awesome...More

1  Thank stork90
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited it was raining lightly, apparently that is very rare. Some of the visitors didn't continue, so it was pretty empty. We paid the $5 pp entrance fee, and did the loop drive. The road is paved for some distance, then you drive...More

1  Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area to visit. We stopped at the Visitor's Center first that offered a gift shop, film, and an extra gift shop. All was very nice and staff helpful. We bought a sled at the gift shop. I had read that they rented them but...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Desert all around then out of nowhere is sand dunes. Very unique. It was sprinkling when we arrived so no sledding on the dunes. We started on the scenic drive but stopped where pavement ended. The road after was a bit too rough for a...More

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Erin J
June 28, 2018|
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Response from greglinmon | Reviewed this property |
They should be open unless something out of the ordinary happening. Check schedule but I would be prepared for a fairly large crowd, it always seems more used on holiday weekends. That said, just go a little earlier so you... More
May 25, 2018|
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Response from lushchica | Reviewed this property |
depends on what you want to do. there are hikes, you can go for sunrise, you can stay the night there, you can walk for miles over the dunes. I went over 2 days (your pass is valid for both) and probably spent about 5 hours... More
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Poudre1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about camper van but I did see overnight tent campers checking in.