Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that live here.
Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike to spectacular vistas, a family outing in an irresistible playground, or an inspirational moment in an untamable land, an unimaginable adventure awaits you! Begin your journey at the visitor center. Your visit can be more enjoyable when you better understand the rich ecosystem around you.
Visitors to White Sands enjoy hiking, backcountry camping, bicycling, scenic drives, photography, and sledding.
Address: 19955 US-70, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Coordinates: 32.889610, -105.960270