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White Rock Overlook Park

700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Scenic stop enroute to Bandelier NM- Recommend

Scenic, easy stop off the highway while driving to Bandelier Nat'l Monument. View of the mountains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
packcal
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Wow view of Rio Grande Valley

If you're passing through the Los Alamos area, a stop at White Rock overlook really is worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daniel D
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic, easy stop off the highway while driving to Bandelier Nat'l Monument. View of the mountains, colorful hills, river and a thin waterfall. Especially impressive with fall colors along the river bank during early November.

Thank packcal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're passing through the Los Alamos area, a stop at White Rock overlook really is worth the short detour off the road to Bandelier. Stunning view of the Rio Grande.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful views of surrounding mesas and the Rio Grande Gorge. Very clean and well maintained. Perfect for sunrise/sunset and the stars are incredible at night!

Thank Maebeth F
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Sometimes you just get lucky while traveling. We had stayed in White Rock, a "suburb" of Los Alamos, one night on a vacation. We started a morning drive to Los Alamos when my companion suggested we stop at "Overlook Park," which was marked by a...More

Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just down the road from the Bandelier Visitor Center, White Overlook Park is a must stop for anyone going by. Just park and take the short path to the lookout for an amazing view of the Rio Grande. Awesome.

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stumbled on this when driving around White Rock to see more of the neighborhoods. It's a short little path from the paved parking lot to the outlook for a stunning view. It will cost you nothing but a little bit of time and maybe...More

Thank vas57
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took an evening drive here while on our trip to Santa Fe and are so glad we did. This place is accessible for all. No hiking involved. The drive out is great! Once you get there you can’t believe the kind of view you...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A great view and well worth a visit, although 10 minutes will probably cover all that's worth seeing. We stopped on our way back after visiting Bandelier.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped here on the way to Bandelier. Amazing views of the river and mesas. Not in the least bit crowded, with nearby park facilities (washrooms, drinking fountains, picnic areas, etc).

Thank pgreer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Better now then when I was last in town. It just keeps getting better. If you need a place to go and relax this is it. There are several ares that you can go and just sit and be by yourself and with the special...More

Thank Tireswing69
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rplang
25 October 2017|
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Response from 638theresec | Reviewed this property |
They are presently repaving part of the route between here and Santa Fe. That section will be smooth. Big trucks often use the route you will be taking. It isn’t until you go up into the Jemez Mts. Which is further down the... More
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rubyvargas
30 June 2016|
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Response from Biotourist | Reviewed this property |
Camp in Bandolier. It's quite close and the place is interesting culturally and very scenic.
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Melissa M
12 March 2015|
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Response from DarrellAnne | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. From what I remember, we saw so much, it was a small area like a local park with just a path overlooking the scenery. I would look at the Los Alamos visitor website which Trip Advisor won't let be type in... More
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