Photo Gallery: White Sands National Monument


The otherworldly terrain of the White Sands National Monument could hardly be more different from the pine forests of Ruidoso, only 90 minutes away. A loop drive starts in a creamy landscape dotted with scrub brush, which becomes increasingly desolate and white as you reach the heart of the park. sand-dunes-blogIMG_0157-blog

Here, even the road turns pale, and spectacular gleaming dunes of pure gypsum sand extend for miles toward mountains on the horizon. IMG_0147-blog white-sands-stop-sign-blogExcerpted from the November 2013 Hideaway Report.

By Hideaway Report Staff