Length 0.4 mile (650m), round-trip
Average Completion Time: 20 minutes
Distance from fee station: 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
The Interdune Boardwalk is an elevated boardwalk that leads you through the fragile interdune area to a scenic view of the dunefield and the Sacramento mountains. Enjoy 10 outdoor exhibits along the boardwalk. Learn about the amazing science happening here;tenacious wildlife that ekes out a living in this harsh environment;and the perfect weather and geologic conditions that created and sustains the world's largest gypsum dunefield. This short walk may convince you that White Sands is the world's greatest sandbox AND much more.
The boardwalk is fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, and other wheeled devices.
A shade structure with seating is located midway along the boardwalk.
This area is reserved for nature study. Please stay on the boardwalk. For sand play and other recreational activities, drive three miles farther down the road into the heart of the dunes.
PetsPets are allowed as long as they are non-disruptive, on a leash no longer than six feet (2 m), and under physical control at all times. Pets, like humans, should leave only footprints. Pick up after your pet(s) and Leave No Trace.