White Sands National Park
(575) 479-6124 | http://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm
19955 Highway 70 West (Dunes Drive), Alamogordo, NM 88310
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. At White Sands National Monument, oceans of white gypsum sands and magnificent wave-like dunes, cover 275 square miles of desert, only 15 minutes west of Alamogordo. The world's largest gypsum field, White Sands has unique weather conditions and it shelters some 800 species of animals, including badgers, foxes, coyotes and roadrunners. Trails through the dunes include the raised Interdune Boardwalk and the Dune Life Nature Trail, dotted with interpretive exhibits on wildlife and other features. Come visit, and hike, bike, camp, drive, picnic and sled your way through is incredible natural wonder.
Open year-round, except for Christmas Day.