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Alerts In Effect
Alert 1 , Severity ,danger ,, Heat Advisory
Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This means the possibility of heat related illnesses increases. To make sure you see tomorrow, please plan for today.
Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Monument Closures
From time to time the missile range that surrounds the monument performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park or Highway 70. Please plan your visit around upcoming missile tests.
Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Monument Hours
Monument hours change throughout the year. To make sure you have plenty of time to visit, please plan accordingly.
Occasionally the road into the monument is closed due to missile testing or weather conditions. Look here for the latest information about monument closures.
Dunes drive consists of both pavement and hard packed gypsum sand. Consider the effects of inclement weather when planning to drive into the monument. The monument may close if weather conditions pose a safety hazard for visitors.
The weather can be hard to predict in the desert. Look here to learn more about possible weather conditions when you visit.
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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PO Box 1086