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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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“sand dunes”(285 reviews)
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Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.
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19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
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(575) 479-6124
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It is hard to deny the feeling of amazement from the moment you enter the White Sands National Monument in White Sands, NM. This park is one of the most astounding things my wife and I have ever seen, at least in person and on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Doug S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the White Sands National Monument but some portions of it were closed due to the government shutdown, restrooms etc. The white sand dunes are composed of gypsum crystals and it is almost as soft ad the sand in the Caribbean. The gypsum dune...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Carlsbad for the Christmas on the Pecos boat tour and we drove over to Alamogordo for a night. We went to White Sands in the evening, to see the sunset. It was cloudy, so the sunset was a bust,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alpw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you drive into this place, you can't help but be amazed by the sand dunes. They surround the road which goes on and on. We found some sand dunes where we could hang out and enjoyed the feel of the cool white gypsum. My...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank C3368GCjessicag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the White Sands National Monument on our road trip to Arizona and we loved it!. It was absolutely beautiful. We started in the visitors center where we got some background on the sands then we bought a couple sleds and took off...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bulls0721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived too late to try hiking the trails. So we just decided to drive around the park, choose a cool dune, hike to the top and have a snack. Amazing views everywhere. Take you shoes off to feel the cool sand. So refreshing. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fernpierotti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are both over 50 years of age. While in New Mexico recently we made a trip to White sands national monument. We could see the beautiful glow from the White sands miles and miles away and it piqued our interest. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bankerbroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen the Instagram photos and thought it would probably be worth the detour from our route between Ruidoso, NM and El Paso, TX. I definitely think it was, even for the short time we were there. This place is so cool. The white...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Megan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend, what a unique and beautiful place. I would recommend heading to the far end doing the 5 mile hike. It feels secluded and much like you're on a different planet! So worthy of a visit, one of our absolute favorite parks we've visited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ally W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard so many amazing things about this National Park, so it was a must on a trip to New Mexico. Unfortunately I didn’t get to experience all the magnificent white dry sand, as it rained on us. So, we opted to explore the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Escape59082190213
January 4, 2019|
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Response from Teri C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is accessible to various degrees. The picnic areas and roads are packed sand, very hard and pretty smooth. There is some unevenness, but no worse than a cracked sidewalk. Depending on mobility, most wheel chairs... More
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January 3, 2019|
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Response from Jean B | Reviewed this property |
Here's the rule. do NOT leave one "post in the sand" until you scan the horizon and can see the next one. If you follow this simple rule, you can't get lost. If you don't, woe is you!
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from Jean B | Reviewed this property |
April! By June it will be dang hot! Winter is the absolute best time! If you can plan your trip around the full moon, there is a hike one night and a concert the next. Always GREAT! If you can't do that, there are ranger led... More
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