Closures and Missile Tests
Upcoming Missile Tests: From time to time the missile range that surrounds us performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park or Highway 70. Please follow the link below for up to date information on closures More »
Getting to the Park
The visitor center is located on Highway US-70 between the cities of Alamogordo and Las Cruces.
From Alamogordo, NM:
Drive time: About 15 minutes
From Las Cruces, NM:
Drive time: About 1 hour
From El Paso, TX:
There are two ways to arrive at White Sands from El Paso.
Through Las Cruces:
32° 46' 45" North, 106° 10' 19" West
To download a copy of the map (with directions) below as well as other detailed maps of the park, click here.
Did You Know?
Not all sand dunes are alike. Dunes may take many forms, depending on the amount of sand available, the strength and direction of prevailing winds, and the type of vegetation in the area. Four types of dunes can be found in the white sands dunefield.