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White Rock Overlook Park

700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Wonderful view

The overlook was more than I expected. The view of the valley is worth your time while in the area... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Glensted Mo
Fun view

Go when the weather is interesting so you have more to look at. Enjoy the canyon view and waste... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The overlook was more than I expected. The view of the valley is worth your time while in the area. You can take the very short walk from the parking spaces to the lookout without going up and down steps or hills.

Thank KentGlenstedMo
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Go when the weather is interesting so you have more to look at. Enjoy the canyon view and waste water waterfall.

Thank gregnx
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was a really pretty view. My daughter and I enjoyed looking at the valley below. well worth the quick stop that it is.

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Plan to spend 20 to 30 minutes there as the views are spectacular. The small parking area is only a short walk from the viewing platform. You can also get great views from other areas to the sides of the parking lot. This is a...More

Thank traveler564
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The information professional at the Los Alamos Visitor Center suggested that we not miss sunset at the Overlook when the sun would be behind us. She was certainly correct in her recommendation. The view of the Rio Grande was awesome with the river sparking. The...More

Thank 3Art329
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I go here regularly for a good dose of perspective. It is one of a handful of special places in the world I've been to where the view alone can draw you away from the things of man. It is a spectacle for the soul,...More

Thank Bigbenjammin23
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a quick side trip in White Rock and was especially beautiful in the fall. You park and take a very short walk to an observation point. From this point you can see into the canyon and cast your eyes upon the Rio Grande...More

Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning views of gorge from up above. There is a beauty hidden there. Picturesque place. Can sit down and just sketch something wonderful. It's beautiful with a rainbow if you are lucky. Must see. Very short hike. Any body can walk.

Thank Krish0325
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Right in White Rock. Sangre de Cristos and the Rio Grande valley. Check it after dark to see the Milky Way.

1  Thank timkoma
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had no idea of the vista we would see from here. Huge valley view! There is simple access to this overlook platform. This park is about 2 minutes from the highway with restaurants nearby.

Thank Margaret M
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Nearest overnight camping
1 July 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?
12 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).