Are you a commercial tour bus operator looking for a ranger to join you tour of White Sands National monument? If so, you've found the information that will be needed to reserve a ranger for your tour.
The 16-mile (25.75 km) round trip Dunes Drive is suitable for both coaches and buses. A minimum of two hours is recommended for commercial tours. This will give your guests ample time to stop at the visitor center, watch the 17-minute orientation video, and allow them an opportunity to get out and enjoy the dunes.See the additional information below to request a ranger for a one-hour step-on program and tour bus fees.
Park rangers may be available to serve as step-on guides and can be reserved for a one-hour on-board presentation. There is no additional fee for this one-hour program;however, additional fees do apply for programs longer than one hour. If you would like a step-on guide, please make your reservation up to six months in advance and no later than two weeks in advance of the tour date.
Step-on guides are only available between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Once your reservation has been made, contact the monument one to two weeks before your tour to see if a ranger has been assigned to your tour. Staffing shortages may not allow us to fulfill all requests. For more information, contact the commercial bus tour coordinator at (575) 479-6124, ext. 232.
Download the Step-on Guide Request Form.
Please keep in mind:
Commercial bus or van tours are charged a set fee based upon the capacity of the vehicle and not on the number of passengers. The fees are as follows:
Last updated: May 15, 2019