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White Sands National Monument contains part of a 275 square mile expanse of white Gypsum sand. This is the largest gypsum field in the world. The area offers a glimpse at a unique environment with some unique species of animal and plant life. There are some nice trails you can take to experience this environment including the handicapped accessible Boardwalk Trail. You can also have a picnic, or rent a metaldisk and slide down the dunes. You can hike across the desert off the marked trails but if you do so, make sure you follow the safety guidelines. There is a nice visitors center with some good educational displays and a Nature Center (if it is open).

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Address: PO Box 1086, Holloman AFB, NM 88330
Directions: Just off US Highway 70
Phone: (575) 679-2599
Website: http://www.nps.gov/whsa/

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  • Written May 12, 2009
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