• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Entrance Passes

Mark your calendar, everyone! America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free! These days are a great opportunity to visit your favorite park.

The following days will be Fee Free in 2014:

  1. January 20
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  2. February 15-17
    President's Day Weekend
  3. April 19-20
    Opening weekend of National Park Week
  4. August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  5. September 27
    National Public Lands Day
  6. November 11
    Veterans Day

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Unlike most other birds, which have three front toes and one back toe, the roadrunner has two front and two back toes, allowing it to run down its prey. Look for its distinct X-shaped tracks on the white sands.