Like No Place Else on Earth Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.

I felt like I was on another planet out here. This place is so cool. I loved it.

Fun trail. Great in winter when it's not hot! Dogs allowed!!!!

on Alkali Flat Trail

18 days ago

smooth. go counter clockwise.

great trail, life experience !

hiking
21 days ago

very easy and beautifully unique. this trail hits some sweet spots where you are on top of the dunes with a 360 view of white sands. winter time is very cold. saw kids sledding like it was snow!

Wonderful hike!...our group enjoyed it! It took us 3 hours to complete! December is a great time to go there!

Amazing place!...loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Quick walk, and great for people with less mobility.

Can't say I was specifically on this trail, once you get off the road, sand dunes are a free for all which direction you head, I will say though for sand dunes, these are the easiest dunes you will ever hike on, it's like a constant state of dampness, you don't sink as much as the average dune, the white is very unique as well, high recommend (even if you have done your fair share of dunes!