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 and 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 15 and under. There are no pass discounts for this program.
2014 Tour Dates
We no longer give Lake Lucero tours from May through October.
2015 Tour Dates
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.
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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2014 Lake Lucero Tours
2 p.m. Sunday, January 26
2 p.m. Saturday, February 22
9 a.m. Sunday, March 30
9 a.m. Sunday, April 27
No tours May through October
10 a.m. Saturday, November 29
10 a.m. Sunday, December 28
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