Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Safety
Summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This means the possibility of heat related illnesses increase. To make sure you see tomorrow, please plan for today.
Alert 3 , Severity ,caution ,, Road Safety Corridor
The first four miles of Dunes Drive is a road safety corridor. Slowing or stopping in the corridor is prohibited. Dune Life Nature and Playa trails are also temporarily closed. The staff of White Sands National Monument apologizes for the inconvenience.
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.