White Sands National Park is one of the most uniquely beautiful and other worldly places on Earth. Located in southern New Mexico, the White Sands is home to the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The sand is pure white, and it glows in the sunlight. The dunes are constantly shifting, sculpted by the wind into ever-changing shapes. Visitors can hiking, camping (Backcountry camping is currently closed due to rehabilitation of camping sites), and even sledding down the dunes. In the evening, the sky is filled with stars, and the silence is broken only by the sound of the wind blowing through the dunes. White Sands is an unforgettable place, and it is well worth a visit.
Occasionally the road into the park can close due to missile testing. Look here for the latest information.
Bring plenty of water, food, and sunscreen as there are no services in the park.
Be sure to stay until sunset when the park is enveloped by so many pinks an purples of the setting sun.
We recommend to begin your visit with the Dune Life Nature Trail Hike. This will allow you to being to acclimate yourself yourself to the park and only begins to hint at the beauty that's in store.
Be sure to take off your shoes and socks as the gypsum is relatively cool to the touch all year round as it retains little to no heat.
Dunes Drive, Tularosa, New Mexico 88352, United States