Alamogordo, New Mexico: White Sands: Alien Dunescape Team Field Report

White Sands National Park

19955 US-70, Alamogordo, NM
White Sands National Park. From Alamogordo drive west on US Hwy 70 for 13.5 miles. Entrance on right. The park is sometimes closed during missile tests, so call ahead. Bring a hat and plenty of bottled water.
Summer daily 7am - 8pm; earlier closings off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle
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White Sands.

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Ride snow saucers year-round down towering dunes of gypsum crystals that cover hundreds of square miles. Surprisingly close to civilization for an alien moonscape. Report... [04/20/2017]

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According to a ranger there, multiple Hollywood projects have been filmed at the park, including such classics as Year One and Tank Girl. Aerial shots are no longer allowed after a helicopter shooting a Boyz II Men music video drifted a little too close to a classified project at the neighboring Air Force base.

[George Wymenga, 11/20/2019]

White Sands picnic tables.

White Sands: Alien Dunescape

White Sands has great picnic areas with covered tables.

[Leeandpaul, 04/14/2019]

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