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 »
New Monument Hours
The monument currently opens at 8 a.m. and closes roughly 1 hour after sunset. More »
White Sands Trading Company
White Sands Trading Gift Shop is the official concessioner of White Sands National Monument, proudly joining with the National Park Service in preserving this rich ecosystem for generations to come. They offer authentic Native American handcrafts including hand coiled, wood-fired pottery and Zuni, Hopi, Santo Domingo and Navajo jewelry. Sand toys, sleds and kites are also available for purchase. Regional food products such as dried chiles, salsa and biscochitos and souvenirs like T-shirts, mugs and caps are just a few highlights of the many unique gifts available. Their selection of grab-and-go food will help to appease your hunger with a wide variety of snacks and sandwiches. You can also restock your water supply (critical in this desert) or select from a variety of juices and sodas.
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.