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Panarama view of Rio Grande River and Rio Grande Gorge

This is a hidden sight - out of White Rock, NM. You can see the valley below - including the Rio... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy H
White Rock, New Mexico
Nice quick stop with good photo opportunity.

Small park not far off the road to Bandolier. Worth a stop to check out the view of he mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evelyn O
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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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.
700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hidden sight - out of White Rock, NM. You can see the valley below - including the Rio Grande River and the Rio Grande Gorge and all around - so pretty and "massive" - the great land of New Mexico.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small park not far off the road to Bandolier. Worth a stop to check out the view of he mountain and the Rio Grande river and grap some pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Evelyn O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the White Rock Visitors center and a very nice person said we should not miss the view from the overlook. She was so correct and gave us a map to find the spot. Take sometime and enjoy such a great view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 539GARYE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is very accessible. You park in a flat area and walk on a flat paved path to the overlook. The views in every direction are breathtaking. You look down into the the Rio Grande River. In the distance to the North you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 22 October 2018

A spectacular view of the Rio Grande, just a short diversion away from Los Alamos. As someone who is a little anxious about heights I was generally okay with it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It's in White Rock, NM (about 5 min drive from the visitor center where one visitors has to park to catch the shuttle into Bandelier NM) and a quick drive from Los Alamos. Has unobstructed, open views of the Rio Grande. Beautiful place. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sputNlaika
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A free and easy walk to a stupendous view. What could be better than that? Just type in the address in your Google Maps and you'll find it. After driving through relatively flat landscapes, this high view of the river is a welcome change.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank poisonlady
Reviewed 6 October 2018

There is nothing to do here except look out onto an incredible landscape and marvel at the majesty of it all. The overlook affords an unobstructed view of the Rio Grande as it wanders southward and an unparalleled view of the valley between the Sangre...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda N M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

walk there from the one hotel in White Rock. It's a great jaunt to get some exercise and absolutely incredible views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cblee2018
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a a great place to see the Rio Grande. The river lies very far down in the canyon. i love to go there just to remind myself how small I am in the great scheme of things and nature. Really beautiful!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy A
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Patricia L
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
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.
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