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“Worth the brief side trip ft Bandelier” 5 of 5 stars
Review of White Rock Overlook Park

White Rock Overlook Park
Los Alamos, NM
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Los Alamos
Type: Lookouts, Parks
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Owner description: Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.
Brandon, FL
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“Worth the brief side trip ft Bandelier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Came across these reviews by accident and glad I need. The view is truly worth the stop. As others said you'd never expect this back where it is in a city park

Visited September 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Great view overlooking the Rio Grande”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Small parking area with a very short walk to the overlook and all handicap accessible. Views are great. There is a waterfall in the canyon beside the overlook and you can see the water coming from the top and then see the secondary falls below that. Very nice.

Visited August 2013
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Memphis
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“A Great Find with a Panoramic, Private View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A local friend took us here on the way back to Santa Fe from Bandelier National Monument. We followed the signs in White Rock to the public park, parked the car and took in an amazing view. The waterfall behind us to the left was spectacular, even though it was the end of summer. Below the overlook you can see the Rio Grande winding its way south and great views in all directions. Even on this holiday, weekend there was no one else around. Be sure to make this quick detour on your trip to this area.

Visited September 2013
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Peralta, New Mexico
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“A beautiful place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Everyone should see this at least once. Last time I was there in August the waterfalls on the left were dry but in spring they are a sight to see. Standing on the edge looking down at the Rio Grande is so quiet and peaceful. Take time to visit! From Los Alamos take route 4 to White Rock. Left at the first light, left at the first side street and follow the signs. You will be glad you did. No food, no water, no facilities here but it's free and a great place for a picnic. Permanent public restrooms are at the softball field on the right just before you get to Overlook Park.

Visited August 2013
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“Do Not Miss This!!!! And it's free.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This little gem is 2 minutes from the main road at the Bandelier National Monument Visitors Center. It's tucked in back of a city park with baseball diamonds and a recycling center but don't let that fool you. The view from the edge is awesome! Be careful with dogs and small children, the viewing platform has a railing but the walkway leading up to it is very close to a drop off.

Visited August 2013
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