White Sands National Monument

  • White sands against blue sky



White Sands Information

White Sands National monument rises from the heart of the Tularosa Basin and created the world's largest gypsum dune field.

Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and preserves a piece of New Mexico's wave-like gypsum sand dune field.

White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this constantly changing environment.

Making an Impact

Visiting White Sands

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Holloman AF , NM

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