Current Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,danger ,, Safety 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 ,, Wind Advisory During our windy season, dust storms can move in quickly and reduce visibility. Do not hike during a windstorm and do not rely on your footprints to return to your car. Dust storms can also cause eye injuries and damage to breathing passages.
  • Alert 2 , 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 3 , Severity ,caution ,, Sewer Project Begins January 22, 2018 Construction crews and large equipment will be present around the visitor center during this project. Restroom facilities at this time remain open. Please use caution when driving and walking around the visitor center structure.


Sign reads “DO NOT ENTER”

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Monument Closures

Occasionally the road into the monument is closed due to missile testing or weather conditions. Look here for the latest information about monument closures.
A paved road thorugh white dunes with sunset

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Road Conditions

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.
Raindrops on glass with dunes and blue sky in the background

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The weather can be hard to predict in the desert. Look here to learn more about possible weather conditions when you visit.

Last updated: February 13, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124

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