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Albuquerque Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Old Town Albuquerque and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic and cultural streets as you visit churches walk through sculpture gardens and see the local parks and museums.  The tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best southwestern sights of the town. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Albuquerque into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
From $15.00
 
Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
From $167.00
 
Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
From $167.00

More Things to Do in White Sands National Monument

Alkali Flats trail

This 5 mile round trip hike takes you past the dunes onto a salt flat. Remember hiking on sand is much harder that solid ground and heat can be brutal here. Bring water and start early in the day. The...
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Jim_Eliason
Sep 02, 2013

Subtle Effects of the Wind at White Sands

When walking around the dunes at White Sands it is good to keep your eyes looking at the ground for many reasons. First, when the sun is not out, you are never sure what little critter will dart out...
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TooTallFinn24
Mar 05, 2012

Interdune Boardwalk Trail

About four miles from the Visitor Center on the Loop Road is the Interdune Boardwalk Trail. The short trail is on an elevated metal boardwalk. It is the only trail in the park that is accessible for...
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TooTallFinn24
Mar 04, 2012

Dune Life Nature Trail

About 2.5 miles from the Visitor Center is the first hiking trail. Dune Life Nature Trail introduces you to a wide variety of interdunal features and plant life. While it is only a one mile loop it...
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TooTallFinn24
Feb 24, 2012

Dunes Loop Drive

Nearly everyone who enters the park takes the full sixteen mile Dunes Drive Loop Drive. It is the only way to access the park. Along the first few miles of the drive there are frequent markers...
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TooTallFinn24
Feb 24, 2012

White Sands NM Visitor Center

Driving into White Sands National Monument one of the first things that strikes you is the design of the visitor center. It is immediately clear that great time and energy when into its construction....
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TooTallFinn24
Feb 24, 2012
 
 
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Visitor Centre

When we arrived at the White Sands National Monument the Visitor Centre was shut – while the park opens at 7.00 am the centre only does so an hour later at 8.00 am. Besides, we were too keen to get to...
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toonsarah
Jan 23, 2012

Alkali Flat Trail

The Alkali Flat Trail is the only trail of any real length in the park, at 4.6 miles round trip. It should not be undertaken without proper preparation, as there is no shade in this harsh environment,...
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toonsarah
Jan 23, 2012

Interdune boardwalk

The Interdune Boardwalk is an easy elevated trail of about 600 metres (there and back). It leads through a fragile interdune area to a scenic view at the top of a dune. Interdune areas are where all...
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toonsarah
Jan 22, 2012

Hiking the sand dunes

Be sure to explore the dunes, they are unique and beautiful. Bring something that can be used as a sled - a cardboard box would work well - because you will want to slide down the dunes. I didn't come...
megs_entropy
Aug 11, 2011

Park Loop Road

If you want to enjoy the park from the comfort of an air conditioned car, the park loop road takes you 7 miles into the dunes. Part of the road is paved in other parts its simply the gypsume dunes...
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 04, 2011

Facts

There are many facts regarding this national park, most of which can be found in the website given below. I will highlight just a few given from the same website: Size of the White Sands National...
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shdw100
Apr 04, 2011

Get a plastic saucer from the Visitor’s Center

Your kids will have great fun sliding down the sand dunes, and the White Sands National Monument has a visitor center which gives away plastic saucers specifically for this activity.There are special...
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jumpingnorman
Jun 05, 2009

Sunset Stroll Nature Walk

There are ranger led activities, one of which is the Sunset Stroll Nature Walk which starts at varying times depending on when sunset is that particular day. Inquire at the visitor center and reserve...
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richiecdisc
May 24, 2009

Top 5 White Sands National Monument Writers

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"The Low Glow of White Sands National Monument"
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toonsarah

"Snow in the desert?"
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KimberlyAnn

"White Sands National Monument by Kimberlyann"
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kymbanm

"It's getting hot in here ......."
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TooTallFinn24

"White Sands: Worlds Largest Gypsum Dune Field"
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