Area Map
Area Map

NPS Photo


Directions to the Park

The visitor center is located on Highway US-70 between the cities of Alamogordo and Las Cruces. Gas stations located in these two cities are the only options for gas as you get closer to the monument.

From Alamogordo, NM:

Drive time: About 15 minutes
Head west on Highway US-70. The visitor center is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Alamogordo on the north side (right-hand side) of the road.

From Las Cruces, NM:

Drive time: About 1 hour
Head east on Highway US-70 towards Alamogordo. The visitor center is located about 52 miles (84 km) east of Las Cruces on the north side (left-hand side) of the road, one mile past the Border Patrol station.

From El Paso, TX:

There are two ways to arrive at White Sands from El Paso.

Through Las Cruces:
Drive time: 1.5 hours.
1) Take I-10 West towards Las Cruces. After 39 miles, take exit on to I-25 North. Follow I-25 North for about 7 miles and then exit onto US-70 East towards Alamogordo. Drive for about 52 miles to the visitor center.

Through Alamogordo:
Drive time: 1.5 hours
2) Take US-54 East towards Alamogordo and drive about 82 miles. Then turn left onto US-70 West towards Las Cruces. The visitor center will be about 15 miles down on the right-hand side.


No public transportation serves the park. Cars may be rented in Alamogordo, Las Cruces, and El Paso.

The closest airport is in El Paso, TX, about 85 miles from the park.


To download a copy of the above map with directions, click here.

For more detailed maps of the park, click here.

GPS Coordinates

32° 46' 45" North, 106° 10' 19" West

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124
(recorded information and an option to speak with someone)

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