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We did this trail back in Feburary and it is easily one of the best hikes ive done. We drove in to the top of the mountain using backroads and left another car at the bottom. Even though we only did a straight through hike, it is still very challenging

Thanks to the douche bag who spray painted up there.

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28 days ago

Have driven this road several times. Always a pleasure to drive.

Beautiful! I love the view.
Very hot in summer time. I was there twice. During the sunny and during the rain.

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2 months ago

I didn't know what to expect at White Sands and was absolutely floored. This is the purest sand (gypsum, actually) you'll ever see that sparkles like the remnants of a glitter snowstorm. I didn't complete the entire trek (it was hotter than HOT and walking uphill in sand is no easy feat), but still felt satisfied. Rent a sled -- definitely get the wax too -- and you'll feel like it's Christmas in July.

2 months ago

The loop is pretty simple and a great warmup. I really recommend heading up the canyon off the loop. There are some nice water areas and enough folks have ventured up so there is a good path. Plus in the canyon there is a lot of shade which is quite nice for the area.

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