Experience one of the world's great natural wonders: White Sands National Park. The unusual gypsum sands, beautiful plants, incredible animals, and spectacular vistas make this dunefield a truly amazing site to see.
One of the true gems in the Las Cruces area, White Sands National Park is the largest gypsum sand dunefield in the world. It covers an astonishing 275 square miles of glittering white sand and unusual desert vegetation. A number of fascinating visitor programs are offered at White Sands National Park throughout the year, including ranger programs, interpretive events, stargazing, sand sledding, painting and photography classes and hiking.