• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

  • Summer Monument Hours

    The monument currently opens at 7 a.m. and closes roughly 1 hour after sunset. More »

  • Road Safety Corridor

    The first four miles of Dunes Drive is a road safety corridor. Slowing or stopping in the corridor is prohibited. Dune Life Nature and Playa trails are also temporarily closed. The staff of White Sands National Monument apologizes for the inconvenience.

Schedule Of Events

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  • Sunset Stroll

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. More

  • Patio Talk

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Come enjoy a ranger led patio talk, ranging from topics of America's Best Idea in the Land of Enchantment to Current Research at White Sands National Monument! More

  • Skins and Skulls

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Did you know 44 different species of mammals live at White Sands? More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. More

  • Patio Talk

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Come enjoy a ranger led patio talk, ranging from topics of America's Best Idea in the Land of Enchantment to Current Research at White Sands National Monument! More

  • Skins and Skulls

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Did you know 44 different species of mammals live at White Sands? More

  • Sunrise Photography

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Join a ranger for an early morning program on amateur sunrise photography. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Sunset Stroll

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Sunset strolls are a great way to end your day. Enjoy a leisurely one-hour ranger-guided walk through sand dunes and learn about the geology, plants, and animals of this unique area. Offered daily one hour before sunset. More

  • Fire on the Dunes: How Humans Shaped the Gypsum Dunes

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Join park archaeologist Allison Harvey at the visitor center for a one-hour program on how humans have shaped the dunes. More

  • Patio Talk

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Come enjoy a ranger led patio talk, ranging from topics of America's Best Idea in the Land of Enchantment to Current Research at White Sands National Monument! More

  • Skins and Skulls

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Did you know 44 different species of mammals live at White Sands? More

Did You Know?

Photo of white lizard

Three species of lizards, one pocket mouse and numerous species of insects have evolved a white coloration for survival in the white sands.