Activities & Features
Playa Trail is a very easy kid friendly hike in White Sands National Monument near Las Cruces. The monument says "the Playa Trail is a short, level hike that leads to a small playa. Playas are shallow depressions or low-lying areas that temporarily fill with rainwater from storms and are a common feature of desert environments." Warning, if you are hiking in the summer time, make sure to carry plenty of water and protection from the sun.
President Herbert Hoover established White Sands National Monument in 1933.
Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: White Sands National Monument 19955 Highway 70 W Alamogordo, NM 88310