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Amazing!

We went when it was raining so went back again the next day. Both days were great and very... read more

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Candi S
Beautiful Place to Visit

Driving to this location is absolutely amazing. Once you start driving to the dunes you think... read more

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EODVoodoo13
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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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Reviewed yesterday

We went when it was raining so went back again the next day. Both days were great and very different. Hike the alkali flats trail if you can. It is amazing. Just be sure to take plenty of water. The 1 mile nature trail near...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Driving to this location is absolutely amazing. Once you start driving to the dunes you think you're close to the ocean, but you don't smell the ocean in the air. Then before you know it you see the beautiful view of the dunes. I recommend...More

Thank EODVoodoo13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views, interesting historical facts along the way, and fun sliding down the dunes. Make sure to bring eyewear, water, and perhaps blankets for a nice gathering. Must see place if you’re in the area.

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't have to do the whole 5 mile loop. We walked out about a mile or less, to be able to crest some of the farther dunes, so we could get pictures of dunes without footprints. Really not difficult, and gives such an awesome...More

1  Thank stork90
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we visited it was raining lightly, apparently that is very rare. Some of the visitors didn't continue, so it was pretty empty. We paid the $5 pp entrance fee, and did the loop drive. The road is paved for some distance, then you drive...More

1  Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice area to visit. We stopped at the Visitor's Center first that offered a gift shop, film, and an extra gift shop. All was very nice and staff helpful. We bought a sled at the gift shop. I had read that they rented them but...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Desert all around then out of nowhere is sand dunes. Very unique. It was sprinkling when we arrived so no sledding on the dunes. We started on the scenic drive but stopped where pavement ended. The road after was a bit too rough for a...More

Thank girltvl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We live in Las Cruces and decided to check out White Sands National Monument one Saturday, after hearing so many good things about it. I had low expectations, but I was blown away! It's HUGE! I had imagined it was like a tiny little part...More

Thank emkenn13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been on my list for years and it did not disappoint! We spent hours walking around the sand dunes and even caught the sunrise which was incredible. Such an amazing experience!

1  Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, White Sands National Monument fits into the "I'm glad I saw it once, but I definitely don't need to see it again" category. If you're in the area, I'd certainly suggest that you spend a couple of hours exploring the place, but it's...More

1  Thank Inquisitive_Wayfarer
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Erin J
29 June 2018|
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Response from greglinmon | Reviewed this property |
They should be open unless something out of the ordinary happening. Check schedule but I would be prepared for a fairly large crowd, it always seems more used on holiday weekends. That said, just go a little earlier so you... More
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bbyrne5
26 May 2018|
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Response from lushchica | Reviewed this property |
depends on what you want to do. there are hikes, you can go for sunrise, you can stay the night there, you can walk for miles over the dunes. I went over 2 days (your pass is valid for both) and probably spent about 5 hours... More
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Darrensawyers1
26 May 2018|
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Response from Poudre1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about camper van but I did see overnight tent campers checking in.
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