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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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This is a spiritually refreshing location

I go here regularly for a good dose of perspective. It is one of a handful of special places in the world I've been to where the view alone can draw you away from the things of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I go here regularly for a good dose of perspective. It is one of a handful of special places in the world I've been to where the view alone can draw you away from the things of man. It is a spectacle for the soul, and reminds us of the simple glory of creation. It is one of those "end... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a quick side trip in White Rock and was especially beautiful in the fall. You park and take a very short walk to an observation point. From this point you can see into the canyon and cast your eyes upon the Rio Grande river and the surroundings. The rock formations of the canyon walls are to the left... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning views of gorge from up above. There is a beauty hidden there. Picturesque place. Can sit down and just sketch something wonderful. It's beautiful with a rainbow if you are lucky. Must see. Very short hike. Any body can walk.

Thank Krish0325
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Right in White Rock. Sangre de Cristos and the Rio Grande valley. Check it after dark to see the Milky Way.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had no idea of the vista we would see from here. Huge valley view! There is simple access to this overlook platform. This park is about 2 minutes from the highway with restaurants nearby.

Thank Margaret M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The views and scenry from the White Rock Overlook Park is very impressive and beautiful and a must see if you are in White Rock or Bandelier national Monument.It is a short distance on the right as you go towards Los Alimos.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The awesome view at this site is easily overlooked due to the proximity to the Bendelier National Monument. The view is similar to that of the Grand Canyon. There were very few visitors in the afternoon of my visit. I highly recommend this site for a visit.

Thank 2020Bob
Savusavu, Fiji
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We always stop at Overlook to view the beautiful scenery below and surrounding us. It's very scenic & picturesque.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went to the Overlook while heading to a softball game in White Rock. Was impressed with the vista. Doesn't take long to take it all in so it's a good quick trip.

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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is near Los Alamos. You have a drive through a residential neighborhood, and then you reach this very high overlook of the Rio Grand River. Spectacular, but hold on to the railings if heights bother you. Bring your camera.

Thank Ronald T

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