Hike the Alkali Flat Loop

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Take in sweeping views of sandy flats interrupted by occasional shrubbery and wildflowers, and framed by the mountains in the background. 

From the US 70 pull into the White Sands Visitor Center. Then continue along Dunes drive. Eventually Dunes Drive turns into Loop Drive. At the end of this road you will find the Alkali Flat trailhead. Trail is well marked with red. Be sure to bring plenty of water on this hike! Good for all skill levels and kids. 

Photos: Alyson Hurt

Pack List

  • Water
  • More water
  • Sun Protection
  • Snack
  • Camera
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Year Round

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4.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

52 Feet


Dog Friendly
Family Friendly

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