White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

Things To Do in White Sands

Winter Activities

Sledding Sledding down the slip face of dunes is a popular activity at White Sands National Monument. Most sledders use waxed plastic snow saucers (which can be purchased at the park gift shop). Choose a dune that is away from the roadway and parking areas and is free of ...

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Things To Do

Picnicking   There are two shaded picnic tables adjacent to the Visitor Center at the park entrance. There are three picnic areas in the heart of the sands near the end of the Dunes Drive, with a total of 45 tables. Each table is shaded and has an elevated grill. Please do ...

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Walking & Hiking

Playa Trail Distance from Visitor Center: 2.5 miles (4 km) Length of trail: 500 yards (457 m), round-trip Description of trail: This is a short, level trail that leads to a small playa. A playa is a shallow depression or low-lying area that fills temporarily with rainwater from storms. ...

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