• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Sunset Strolls

What is the Sunset Stroll?

The Sunset Stroll Nature Walk is an easy (less than one mile) stroll through the dunes to look at the geology, plants and animals of the dune field. Some climbing on the dunes is involved.The walk is timed to end at sunset in order to provide good photographic opportunites.The Sunset Stroll is held every evening throughout the year, except when staff is not available. See below for starting times.

Cost: The program is free. No reservations required.

Where to go: Meet the ranger 5 miles inside the park next to the Sunset Stroll sign.

Accessibility: Although the stroll does not require much climbing, it does lead visitors off the road and through the sand. As a result, it is not wheelchair or scooter accessible. The ranger will try to accomodate visitors with special needs as best they can, but the stroll may require a climb up a gentle slope or two.

2014 Sunset Stroll Schedule

November 2: Sunset 5:12 Daylight Savings Ends (FALL BACK)

4:00 p.m. November 2 - December 31 (Sunset: 5:11 - 5:11)

2015 Sunset Stroll Schedule

4:00 p.m. January 1 - 2 (Sunset: 5:14 - 5:09)

4:15 p.m. January 3 - 16 (Sunset: 5:10 - 5:21)

4:30 p.m. January 17 - January 30 (Sunset: 5:21 - 5:34)

4:45 p.m. January 31 - February 20 (Sunset: 5:35 - 5:53)

5:00 p.m. February 21 - March 7 (Sunset: 5:54 - 6:05)

March 8: Sunset 7:06 Daylight Savings Begins (SPRING FORWARD)

6:15 p.m. March 8 - March 27 (Sunset: 7:06 - 7:20)

6:30 p.m. March 28 - April 17 (Sunset: 7:21 - 7:35)

6:45 p.m. April 18 - May 8 (Sunset: 7:35 - 7:50)

7:00 p.m. May 9 - August 9 (Sunset: 7:51 -7:57)

6:45 p.m. August 10 - 23 (Sunset: 7:56 - 7:42)

6:30 p.m. August 24 - August 30 (Sunset: 7:41 - 7:33)

6:15 p.m. August 31 - September 13 (Sunset: 7:32 - 7:15)

6:00 p.m. September 14 - September 27 (Sunset: 7:14 - 6:56)

5:45 p.m. September 28 - October 4 (Sunset: 6:55 - 6:47)

5:30 p.m. October 5 - October 18 (Sunset: 6:46 - 6:29)

5:15 p.m. October 19 - October 31 (Sunset: 6:28 - 6:16)

November 1: Sunset 5:15 Daylight Savings Ends (FALL BACK)

4:00 p.m. November 1 - December 31 (Sunset: 5:15 - 5:13)

 
volunteer leading a sunset stroll at the monument
Visitors enjoying a sunset stroll at the monument
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