Lake Lucero Tours
What is the Lake Lucero tour?
Have you ever wondered how the white sands formed? Take a tour to Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the sands and the special plants and animals that live in and around the dunes. These three-hour ranger-guided tours to the playa (dry lakebed) of Lake Lucero are offered once a month in January, February, March, April, November, and December. Reservations are required.
Reserving Your Spot
Reservations can be made by following the instructions below and can be made no more than one month in advance of the tour date.
A special use fee is charged for the tour. The fees are $8 per person ages 16 and older, $4 per child ages 15 and under. There are no pass discounts for this program.
2016 Tour Dates
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Difficulty and Accessibility
The difficulty of this hike is moderate. The 1.5 mile round trip hike is not on a maintaned trail and leads through an arroyo. The soil is loose and the terrain can be rough. This hike is not wheelchair accessible and is not recommended for those with impaired mobility.
* The Lake Lucero Tour may be canceled due to inclement weather or missile testing. Call the monument at 575-479-6124 ext. 236 prior to date of program to confirm the program is still scheduled.
How to get to the start of the tour
The tour will begin at the Small Missile Range Gate intersection with US Highway 70, 25 miles west of
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