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White Rock Overlook Park

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Address: 700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of...

Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.

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Terrific view of the mountains and the Rio Grande

This gem is tucked away behind a residential area near Los Alamos. It's easy to get to and worth a detour. You can see for miles, and with the Rio Grande below and snow-capped... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This gem is tucked away behind a residential area near Los Alamos. It's easy to get to and worth a detour. You can see for miles, and with the Rio Grande below and snow-capped peaks in the distance, it's hard to beat the view. One word of caution for those who carry firearms: your GPS may try to take you... More 

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Olympia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great spot to get a panoramic view of the country north of Santa Fe. The Rio Grande runs down below and the mountains near Taos are in the background. Take a lunch, enjoy the view!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Anywhere else, this would be a national park. What a view! Definitely worth seeking out. Several trails go in and out of the canyon. We did Red Dot-Blue Dot and it was one of my favorite trails ever.

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A wonderful place to stop and see the Rio Grande. Views are amazing! Five minuted drive from the highway in White Rock.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Considering you drive through a residential neighborhood to get to Overlook Park you'd never expect the amazing views that you get. There is a small parking lot & then a very short walk to amazing views! It's definitely worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Of all the overlooks we visited on our trip to New Mexico the White Rock Overlook is the most spectacular. It is easy to park your car and a short walk to the overlook. If you are anywhere near White Rock you need to make this overlook a priority. You will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The overlook was more than I expected. The view of the valley is worth your time while in the area. You can take the very short walk from the parking spaces to the lookout without going up and down steps or hills.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Go when the weather is interesting so you have more to look at. Enjoy the canyon view and waste water waterfall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was a really pretty view. My daughter and I enjoyed looking at the valley below. well worth the quick stop that it is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Plan to spend 20 to 30 minutes there as the views are spectacular. The small parking area is only a short walk from the viewing platform. You can also get great views from other areas to the sides of the parking lot. This is a "don't miss it" attraction for those staying in or passing through White Rock. Although you... More 

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