• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Directions

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
Head west on Highway US-70. The visitor center is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Alamogordo on the north side (right-hand side) of the road.

From Las Cruces, NM:

Drive time: About 1 hour
Head east on Highway US-70 towards Alamogordo. The visitor center is located about 52 miles (84 km) east of Las Cruces on the north side (left-hand side) of the road, one mile past the Border Patrol station.

From El Paso, TX:

There are two ways to arrive at White Sands from El Paso.

Through Las Cruces:
Drive time: 1.5 hours.
1) Take I-10 West towards Las Cruces. After 39 miles, take exit on to I-25 North. Follow I-25 North for about 7 miles and then exit onto US-70 East towards Alamogordo. Drive for about 52 miles to the visitor center.

Through Alamogordo:
Drive time: 1.5 hours
2) Take US-54 East towards Alamogordo and drive about 82 miles. Then turn left onto US-70 West towards Las Cruces. The visitor center will be about 15 miles down on the right-hand side.

GPS Coordinates:

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.

 
Area Map
Area Map
NPS Photo

Did You Know?