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“A lovely vista”

White Rock Overlook Park
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are in Los Alamos County, a quick drive to the Overlook is worth the time. It is located in White Rock about a mile drive from State Route 4.

The overlook looks down over the Rio Grande River and across the Espanola valley to the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Quite a lovely view. I always take visitors.

There are some hiking trails in that area, but they are not well marked and better taken with someone familiar with the area.

Thank ratcher
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

White Rock overlook is a conveniently accessed location to view the Rio Grande and Black Mesa from a thousand feet up. The views are excellent and the pastoral surroundings very calming. The only reason I rate this as "average" is that New Mexico is full of such views, and so this is on par with many other great views.

Thank travelogue6
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Good views of a couple of valleys, river, and geologic strata. Classic New Mexico landscape. Don't miss this simple but interesting overlook.

Thank Edward Z
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Pretty views, short walk from a paved parking lot. You get a great view from all angles - definitely bring your camera!

Thank nbstlouis
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Take a break from all of the tourist shops, jewelry, pottery, history, and general intensity of Northern New Mexico in general, and venture up to this park for a view that will astonish. On the edge of a small neighborhood, there are public rest rooms, baseball fields, and places to just let the kids out to run around on the short drive out to the Overlook. You can walk, very carefully, beyond the parking lot and out onto a path to get a better view, and maybe to see a seasonal waterfall (on your left).

Thank Lyn O
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