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Ok let me start off in saying this was a awesome hike with great view of the valley and white sands once your up. That said it is a difficult hike you go up probably a 1000ft to the plateau which is about 2.5 to 3.0 in the next like 2250ft climb is gonna be done in about a mile and a half along a drop off with loose rocks so if your just and every day nature hiker and your dying bye the plateau turn around. For views the plateau is a good spot and I would say about four miles up invest your out of the canyon and about 5 and a quarter there is a big rock that will be on your side that's a good view. Take plenty of water let me say that again take plenty of water and I would recommend a snack. Other then that amazing hike.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome juxtapositions

walking
29 days ago

The white sand is unique and makes it a destination

1 month ago

Only went up to the first plateau as we had a 30lb little one with us. Views were still gorgeous. Plan to come back and complete the entire trail

scenic driving
1 month ago

Not exactly "hiking" but this monument is a beautiful pit stop on the way to las cruces. Also, the lady working in the gift shop is awesome and gave us restaurant suggestions around the area.

hiking
1 month ago

i'm out of shape. only made it 2 miles in. the views were great. the blooms were beautiful. and the trail was challenging. hopefully next time i can get to the top. :)

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geocaching
2 months ago

great trail for a good 5 mile hike, up and down through the dunes. just make sure to bring lots of water it's very dry. All in all if your looking for a desert hike then this is the one for you not only in a desert but also walking through where the first atomic bomb was dropped.

hiking
2 months ago

Really fun! We did it in mid February and the weather was perfect (55 and sunny). Our dog loved it too! We're in pretty good hiking shape and it took us a little under two hours to complete (clockwise) with three doggy water breaks. Some of the markers were blown down, so we had to leap frog a few times to find the markers, but could do so safely. We didn't find it to be terribly hard, but you do have to climb up and down a few dozen dunes.

on Alkali Flat Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Take all of the warning signs seriously. Do not hike when it is really warm. Bring lots of water. Wear sunglasses. If you cant see the next marker turn back. Enjoy the experience. It is truely unique.

walking
3 months ago

Really liked the sign illustrating different animal tracks in the sand, we were able to identify many tracks later while exploring on our own. Avoid touching the railing, you'll shock yourself (static).

This hike is awesome without small children. I took my 6 and 3 year old and the eye year old made the hike last a lot longer than I wanted. I'm gonna a come back sometime sans children!

3 months ago

Me and my daughter hike this, some parts a little hard but overall moderate.