The Ultimate Guide To White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

New Mexico
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This is a must-see, White Sands National Monument is known to be the largest gypsum dune field in the world! The glistening white gypsum sand spread over 275 square miles of desert, with wave-like structures, make it a picture-perfect place. I would recommend driving through the Dunes Drive, stopping at designated parking areas and exploring the dunes by walk, and yes, take a lot of photos.

open days and time

Timing: Dunes Drive opens at 7:00 a.m. daily, occasionally closed during missile tests on the adjacent White Sands Missile Range, recommend calling ahead.

Closed: Christmas Day (December 25)


Address: 19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone: 575-479-6124

Parking/Entry fee: $20 entrance fee includes all persons traveling in a single private vehicle.

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Dunes Drive

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Dunes Drive is a 16-mile round-trip starting and ending at the visitor center, which takes approximately 45 minutes. There are picnic spaces, restrooms, and parking zones along the trail.

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