White Sands National Monument

The Dunes Drive

An eight-mile scenic drive leads from the Visitor Center into the heart of the dunes. Wayside exhibits at pullouts along the drive provide information about the natural history of the park.

Numerous parking areas along the drive allow visitors to stop and walk in the white sands. Allow 40 minutes driving time for the 16-mile roundtrip, plus additional time for walking, photography or stopping at pullouts. The Interdune Boardwalk has interpretive exhibits and is wheelchair accessible.

Picnic areas and pit toilets are located near the end of the Dunes Drive. There is no water available along the Dunes Drive.

Dunes Drive map


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