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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 and walkers should be able to navigate the the picnic areas and pull-off places. You can get right next to the sand dunes. I think there may be one specific trail that is marked accessible.
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
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 walks at sunset every day...of course the start time varies depending on the season. Right now you can't check anything because the website won't be updated for 2019 due to the government shutdown. You will love it when you get there!