• 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

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Friday, September 26, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

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

  • Patio Talk

    Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

  • Patio Talk

    Sunday, September 28, 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, September 28, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Monday, September 29, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

  • Sunset Stroll

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

Did You Know?

Satellite photo of dune field

Only a handful of gypsum dunefields exist and the white sands dunefield is by far the world's largest, covering 275 square miles.