White Sands National Park, located in southern New Mexico, is a unique and stunning destination that attracts visitors worldwide. This breathtaking national park has the largest gypsum dune field in the world, with miles of pristine white dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Visitors to White Sands National Park can explore the dunes on foot, by bike, or by taking a scenic drive.
The beauty of this area extends beyond the park boundaries, with a rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse wildlife to discover. From the nearby city of Alamogordo to the rugged beauty of the Sacramento Mountains, the surrounding area offers an abundance of experiences for visitors to enjoy.
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- Podcast Episode: A WILD WEST ADVENTURE: TOP ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA
- A GUIDE TO TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA: EXPLORING THE LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST
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- Boondocking Spot: Wilcox, AZ
- RV BOONDOCKING FOR BEGINNERS PLUS TIPS AND GREAT SPOTS YOU SHOULD VISIT
- BOONDOCKING AND RV PARK ETIQUETTE
White Sands National Park
- Boondocking Spot:
- White Sands Visitor Center
- White Sands Test Center
- Fossilized Footprints
- Bring your sunglasses (we love Shady Rays – Get $20 off your first order)
White Sands National Park Hikes
Interdune Boardwalk: The Interdune Boardwalk is a popular half-mile boardwalk trail that takes visitors on a journey through the heart of the dune field, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and desert landscape. The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and is an excellent option for visitors of all ages and abilities.
Playa Trail: This trail is a family-friendly short 0.5-mile trail that leads to a small playa. The playa will temporarily fill with rainwater from storms, but most of the year is a dry lakebed. When you walk out to the playa, it will be brown, white, filled with water, or growing crystals.
Towns near the park:
- Alamogordo (15mi) – Alamogordo is located in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, just a short distance from White Sands National Park. You can find gas, groceries, water, and a place to dump your tanks.
- Las Cruces (52mi)
- El Paso (82)
- Cloudcroft (30mi) – Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is a charming mountain town in the Sacramento Mountains, just a short drive from White Sands National Park.