The White Sands gypsum dunefield is 275 square miles in size. That is a lot of sand! There are many opportunities to explore the dunefield within the monument boundaries. It is very easy to get lost in the dunes. These resources may help you stay found in the world’s largest gypsum dunefield.
Maps available to download:
Would you like an easier way to find your way around the dunes? Download our geo-referenced map onto your mobile device. As you drive through the dunes, a little blue marker will pinpoint exactly where you are—even if you hike out on a trail! Just follow the instructions below.
1) Download Avenza's PDF Maps onto your mobile device.
2) Download our geo-referenced map.
3) View the map in the Avenza PDF Maps application.
Occasionally GPS signals can be unreliable in the monument. Please make sure to have an alternative form of navigation on you and don’t solely rely on your GPS. Keep a map and compass on you and always look around for landmarks.