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White Rock Overlook Park

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Address: 700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

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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Beautiful View

It takes a bit to wind through residential streets to find this overlook. Well worth the trip. A beautiful spot with an unforgettable panoramic view.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

It takes a bit to wind through residential streets to find this overlook. Well worth the trip. A beautiful spot with an unforgettable panoramic view.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stop here on your way to Bandelier - you won't be disappointed! Beautiful panoramas and views of the Rio Grande. There's even a waterfall. Hold onto small children - no railings on the (short and wide) path.

Thank DebMC123
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every stop around here legal to stop there's a great view to enjoy and behold. Imagining walking down through there in yucca fibre sandal's does not sound very fun.

Thank Hans P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little overlook platform with a fantastic long distance view of the Rio Grande river gorge. The park is at the far edge of a residential neighborhood, so you wonder if you are going the right way. Once there, there's also a 2nd canyon with a few waterfalls to the left when you look back towards town. Worth the expansive... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Overlook is a spot you won't want to have missed. It seems impossible that it is just at the end of a road past some baseball fields in residential White Rock. The scenic view is at least 270 degrees as you stand observing the mountains, mesas, Rio Grande, small waterfall, cliffs, and plant life. Not too far is a playground,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 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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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!

Thank Terry S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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Reviewed 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
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.

Thank BrussoDallas

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