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White Rock Overlook Park

700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Worth a detour to see a great overview

Well worth a short diversion to look at the Rio Grande Gorge from the White Rock Overlook Park. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RussellJW
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Falls Church, VA
Great views of Rio Grande and mesas

A short walk from the parking lot brings you to a fenced overlook with great views of the Rio... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Michelle L
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almost Seattle, United States
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a short diversion to look at the Rio Grande Gorge from the White Rock Overlook Park. The view is breathtakingly spectacular to the valley below. On the opposite side is a tall waterfall. We could hear the fall from the park. As you...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A short walk from the parking lot brings you to a fenced overlook with great views of the Rio Grande, mesas, and distant mountains. Also seen from the trail -- pinon pine, Grama grass (did you know this is NM's state grass?), and lichen-covered volcanic...More

1  Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

White rock overlook is all about the rock face looking like a crocodile! My photo hopefully captures that. A quick visit is recommended if you are in the area.

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Trip Advisor name of this park is a distraction. It's much more than just an overlook. No wonder other reviewers are saying that it's a beautiful view but not much to it. While one could just stop in a car at the Overlook, the...More

2  Thank M0minga
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Scenic, easy stop off the highway while driving to Bandelier Nat'l Monument. View of the mountains, colorful hills, river and a thin waterfall. Especially impressive with fall colors along the river bank during early November.

1  Thank packcal
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

If you're passing through the Los Alamos area, a stop at White Rock overlook really is worth the short detour off the road to Bandelier. Stunning view of the Rio Grande.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Beautiful views of surrounding mesas and the Rio Grande Gorge. Very clean and well maintained. Perfect for sunrise/sunset and the stars are incredible at night!

Thank Maebeth F
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Sometimes you just get lucky while traveling. We had stayed in White Rock, a "suburb" of Los Alamos, one night on a vacation. We started a morning drive to Los Alamos when my companion suggested we stop at "Overlook Park," which was marked by a...More

1  Thank BBailey182
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just down the road from the Bandelier Visitor Center, White Overlook Park is a must stop for anyone going by. Just park and take the short path to the lookout for an amazing view of the Rio Grande. Awesome.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stumbled on this when driving around White Rock to see more of the neighborhoods. It's a short little path from the paved parking lot to the outlook for a stunning view. It will cost you nothing but a little bit of time and maybe...More

Thank vas57
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rplang
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
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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.
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Melissa M
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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
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