White Sands has a stunning 8-mile scenic road to drive through the dunes. Additionally, this road also has pull-off spots to enjoy a hike or picnic.
Most people think sledding is a winter activity, but you can actually do it year-round! Sand has a different texture than snow, so having the right equipment is important. You’ll need to make sure you have a waxed plastic saucer sled, and if you don’t have one, you can purchase it at the park’s gift shop. Make sure your sledding path does not cross any roads!
Alkali Flat Trail – 4.7 miles
This loop trail is popular for its stunning views and moderate difficulty. If you’re looking for something more challenging, this is the spot for you! This is also a dog-friendly trail, but they must be on a leash.
White Sands Backcountry Trail – 1.8 Miles
This is one of White Sand’s more popular spots and for a good reason! This trail lets you get 360° views of the stunning white dunes. The trail is open year-round so that you can explore during any season.
Lake Lucero Path – 1.6 Miles
This out-and-back trail is perfect for a quiet afternoon stroll. It takes you to a breathtaking lake view and takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.