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White Rock Overlook Park

700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Photo op

If you are driving from Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument, leave time for a detour to take a... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stunning view in unexpected place

We visited the White Rock Overlook Park 2 days ago, following directions on map and GPS. We drove... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Jerald M
Austin, texas
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700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

If you are driving from Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument, leave time for a detour to take a few pictures overlooking the canyon of Rio Grande. If you are staying in White Rock or Los Alamos, ask a local about the hikes from Overlook...More

Thank SantaFeNana
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited the White Rock Overlook Park 2 days ago, following directions on map and GPS. We drove through a residential area, past ballfields, in a flat area, thinking we had made a terrible mistake. At the end of the road, we came to one...More

Thank Jerald M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Is a very short walk to the overview from the parking lot. Put the address into a GPS to make your way through the neighborhood and park to get to the parking lot. don't forget your camera.

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place is a natural wonder, a mini Grand Canyon shaped by the Rio Grande, which still flows amidst. An easy visit well worth the time, even for those who have difficulty walking (wheelchair-bound, etc.). Might be romantic, especially for geologist or paleo-scientific couples! Meanwhile,...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

There are a couple of waterfalls down there! Views are great of surrounding mountains. There is a hike available to Rio Grande.

Thank Bellaire56
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Love our walk here from our friends home it is always beautiful and our friends constantly have a new story to tell us about the view and the mountains and the water and their hikes here. We planned to come here at night just to...More

Thank 2Travelers43
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It takes a bit to wind through residential streets to find this overlook. Well worth the trip. A beautiful spot with an unforgettable panoramic view.

Thank Zots4Travel
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stop here on your way to Bandelier - you won't be disappointed! Beautiful panoramas and views of the Rio Grande. There's even a waterfall. Hold onto small children - no railings on the (short and wide) path.

Thank DebMC123
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every stop around here legal to stop there's a great view to enjoy and behold. Imagining walking down through there in yucca fibre sandal's does not sound very fun.

Thank Hans P
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little overlook platform with a fantastic long distance view of the Rio Grande river gorge. The park is at the far edge of a residential neighborhood, so you wonder if you are going the right way. Once there, there's also a 2nd canyon with...More

Thank Brian O
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Nearest overnight camping
30 June 2016|
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Response from Biotourist | Reviewed this property |
Camp in Bandolier. It's quite close and the place is interesting culturally and very scenic.
Melissa M
Can people camp out at the overlook park?
11 March 2015|
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Response from 9Elfer | Reviewed this property |
There is no overnight camping at Overlook. However, there are covered picnic ares along the canyon for day use. There is also an RV area about a mile away at the White Rock visitor center (RVs only, no tent camping).