White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

In A Nutshell

Climate Averages

Average Temperatures and Precipitation

This table shows the monthly temperatures and precipitation at White Sands National Monument averaged over a 30-year period from 1971 through 2000. It also shows the extremes recorded during that same period.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. High

57

64

71

79

88

96

97

94

88

78

64

57

Avg. Low

23

26

31

39

49

58

63

61

54

41

28

22

Highest

78

82

95

97

104

111

110

107

104

97

86

83

Lowest

-25

-14

-19

11

20

38

45

38

30

13

-12

-8

Precipitation

.60"

.39"

.27"

.29"

.49"

.89"

1.41"

2.07"

1.44"

1.09"

.68"

.79"

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Accessibility

The Visitor Center, Gift Shop and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.  Along the Dunes drive, the Interdune Boardwalk is a 600-yard wheelchair-accessible trail that leads to the top of a dune.  Selected picnic tables and pit toilets along the Dunes Drive are wheelchair-accessible.

Bicycling Information

Bicycling is allowed along the Dunes Drive. Bicyclists must pay the standard park entrance fee. Helmets are required. No off-road bicycling is permitted. All bicycles must stay on the Dunes Drive or parking areas.

CAUTION: The Dunes Drive is narrow with steeply-sloping shoulders. Bicyclists should be extra cautious of vehicular traffic.

Climate averages

Average Temperatures and Precipitation

This table shows the monthly temperatures and precipitation at White Sands National Monument averaged over a 30-year period from 1971 through 2000. It also shows the extremes recorded during that same period.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. High

57

64

71

79

88

96

97

94

88

78

64

57

Avg. Low

23

26

31

39

49

58

63

61

54

41

28

22

Highest

78

82

95

97

104

111

110

107

104

97

86

83

Lowest

-25

-14

-19

11

20

38

45

38

30

13

-12

-8

Precipitation

.60"

.39"

.27"

.29"

.49"

.89"

1.41"

2.07"

1.44"

1.09"

.68"

.79"

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