We visited White Sands as an offshoot from our drive's Carlsbad Caverns objective. I've White Sands Monument was worth every minute of the effort. The setup is truly unique, pristine white gypsum sands as far as the eyes can see. The explanatory movie at the visitors center is not to be missed. A short hike from the roads and parking areas bring one to nature at its undisturbed best, ever moving ripples of sand and classical desert dunes.
Our two younger children in their early teens loved sledding down the dune slopes. Make sure you rent these at the visitor center.
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