May 9, 2021

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7 Important Things to Know When Visiting White Sands National Park

White Sands National Park is as magical as you might think. These are just a few of the places he has built up in my mind. And even though it is in the middle of nowhere and there is no doubt that they will show a great direction to see it!

There are a few important things that will make your visit so much better, so let’s go deep!

Go to Golden Hour / Sunset

It was taken about an hour before sunset

Although White Sands National Park is amazing every day, it comes alive with color two hours before sunset – yes, color! At this point, in some dungs, shadows are seen and sun patterns are planted. If you are lucky, there will be some clouds in the sky to make more comparisons.

The best way to take this photo is with a magnifying glass and your subject facing the sun to the west.

Even if you are not a photographer, be sure to stay for sunset, because it is so amazing among those whites!

Also, remember that in the afternoon, when I go in the spring, it can be very windy. Fortunately for us, the wind was completely subdued. You’ll be happier if you have a camper or car that doesn’t drain the battery in the same way as you do with an open trunk or a windshield wiper!

Bring a slide!

Skiing the basics is a lot of fun for White Sands, especially for kids (you can even bring dogs!).

The best tool is an ice cream cone, which you used as a child. If you wax at the bottom, it will go faster! And don’t worry, this was heard at the National Park. Even if you can’t find what they are bringing, they have a lot to rent!

We went outside because we had some pots that could be used by our airline, but we noticed that people were left behind for picnics.

So look for the longest dun you can do and tilt back to slide faster!

Check the opening hours first

White Sand National Park
Sunrise, no, but at sunset? Yes!

Most national parks are open 24/7, but White Sands is not open. It is usually open at sunset, and usually remains open later in the full moon.

I believe it because that national park is actually in the US-held Mishael region.

But you can get permission to live in the woods overnight. They are currently unavailable due to Kovid, but we hope it will be possible in the future. I can only imagine how amazing it would be outside of the stars!

Check current park clocks and closures over here

Drive to the end and head west

White Sand National Park

When I went to national parks, I did not find the white sands too crowded. You do not have to go far to find your own dun.

I recommend driving on the lot to the end of the road and traveling west on the bars. We did it in one of the vacation areas, and we got all the photos you see here. You already see some accessible sidewalks and other options in the park, but in the farthest reaches the forests are basically one big trail and there is no paved road.

For this reason it is important to guide yourself so that you do not leave any traces and disappear! I recommend that you download maps.me, a free offline mapping app, before you go so you can drop a PIN where you stop to go back.

We primarily used the sun to guide us, but you have to be a little more experienced in navigation to make that happen.

Bring water, food and sunscreen

White Sand National Park

At the entrance to the park, there is no service after passing the tourist center. This means you can’t refill, you can’t buy snacks, food or sunscreen anywhere, even if you have bathrooms from time to time.

Many national parks are like Disneyland because it is easy to stay on track and always know where they are. White Sands is not like that, and you need more preparation to enjoy it. It was much more wild and I liked that we were free to explore, but that may not be for everyone.

Be sure to bring a hat for the sun, sunscreen, and all the water and food you need.

The only shelter is a picnic area

If you need to take a break from the sun, there are parks in the park that provide shade in the park. If it was like a crazy breeze in the afternoon when I went, these would not help, because they would be raped in the sand when they tried to eat. I think it would be nice to have lunch there on most other non-windy days.

Otherwise there are no trees or shadows to speak of.

Get to know the vassals and animals that share space

White Sand National Park
Below each large stone is an area with plants and flowers

This is the world’s largest gypsum in the sand dune covering 275 miles in the middle of the desert. It may seem desolate without plants and animals, but that is not true! There is a water table directly under the sand, and if you dig a little deeper than the floor, you will find that the sand is wet!

This means that you will find wildlife, including three species of rats and scorpions. This was still the easiest way to get out, so I still had no problem walking around. I just want to let you know.

It is also important that the desert is an indestructible ecosystem, and that you do not tread on plants, and that you leave the most fertile sticks with many plants.

If you are lucky and visit in the spring, you will see the purple sand Verbena bloom. This plant was used by the American Indians as a mild sedative, which calms and helps to reduce nervousness, anxiety and stress. Breathe in, it smells like paradise!

My experience at White Sands National Park was unforgettable. The way the sun beat down the bushes, and the abundance of vegetation there, was amazing to me. This is truly one of the wonders of nature, and we are so lucky to have it in America!

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