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White Rock Overlook Park - fabulous views in all directioins

This site is very accessible. You park in a flat area and walk on a flat paved path to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda M
A fantastic view - only mildly terrifying for the "nervous about heights" types

A spectacular view of the Rio Grande, just a short diversion away from Los Alamos. As someone who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adam S
Vancouver, Canada
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2007

The White Rock Overlook is located in the small community of White Rock which is near, but not in, the city of Los Alamos but is very close to Bandolier National Monument. The overlook in a safe community park consists of a concrete platform with...More

6  Thank civilengtiger
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Overlook Park offers a BREATHTAKING view of the Rio Grande and surrounding mountains. There are many trails around the park as well as baseball and soccer fields and a kids playground. The local county waste facility is also located here, so... Don't be too surprised...More

3  Thank M0mmyG
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank sputNlaika
Reviewed 12 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.

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

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.

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!!

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 10 September 2018

You definitely need navigation to find this overlook, as you drive through a residential neighborhood to get to it. But, it is fabulous. We saw a red tailed hawk flying below the look out...

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a very quick stop, but the views are amazing up and down the valley. There aren't too many locations close to towns where you can see this distance without having buildings or telephone lines intrude on the view. You won't stop here long,...More

Thank Lester P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Overlook Park in White Rock is definitely worth a visit. The views of the Rio Grande and Sangre de Christo Mountains are breathtaking.

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Patricia L
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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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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