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White Rock Overlook Park

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Address: 700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of...

Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.

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Very cool, quick stop

If you are in the area definitely worth the stop! Easy drive, park and walk to amazing overlook of the White Rock area. We spend the day at Bandelier National Monument and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Katey B

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you are in the area definitely worth the stop! Easy drive, park and walk to amazing overlook of the White Rock area. We spend the day at Bandelier National Monument and stopped here afterwards. It's less than 1 mile from the visitors center. Beautiful views and it was free!

Thank Katey B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place is quick easy and beautiful. You can stay as long as you like or be there for ten minutes. The view is amazing. There is a bathroom if you need it and plenty of parking but that is about it.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

There is a walking path in the park , but most people just enjoy the view from the lookout point for a few minutes. It is a worthwhile diversion only about 5 minutes from the highway.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Took the kids to view the gorge and Rio Grande river. It was perfect, short walk before soccer fun beside the parking lot, got them running and they loved the views. Big WOWS!

Thank Lara R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We biked here during the day and my grandchildren were inspired to set their alarms for an early morning run before we left. I understand fireworks on the 4 th are great to view also.

Thank J.L W
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This fantastic viewpoint is where my son proposed! She said "Yes", so I guess that tells you something. In addition to viewing the spectacular Rio Grande gorge, there are hiking trails for the very intrepid. The overlook is at the end of a huge park where you can watch a soccer or baseball game, enjoy a picnic, play at a... More 

Thank Valerie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

If you are driving to Los Alamos or Bandalier National Monument, this is worth a 5 minute stop for a great panoramic view. It looks like something out of a Western movie.

Thank Eric W
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I am a local, and I only live 1.5 miles away from this beautiful Overlook. If you are visiting Los Alamos, I truly believe it would be worth your time to drive the short jaunt to White Rock for this experience. TAKE A CAMERA! To get here, go down the scenic Main Hill, and turn right when you see the... More 

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I often stop here for lunch on my way to the Jemez Mountains. The parking is easy and the overlook itself is very accessible. There is a side walk and the walk is only a few yards. There are great photo opportunities and when quiet, you can hear the waterfall off the side. It's only a few minutes from the... More 

Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, sometimes, there's a litter problem. It's still a beautiful tucked away spot to enjoy the beauty of the area.

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